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06-03-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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the catch of today includes once in a lifetime lens .




Pentax-K 85-210mm F/3.5 with hood and attachment filter .
Pentax-M 100mm F/2.8
Pentax-M 100mm F/4 Macro
Pentax-K 24mm F/2.8
Pentax MX with Pentax-M 50mm F/1.4

from Egypt ,, All for around 300$

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06-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Once in a lifetime?
I don't get it?
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Once in a lifetime?
I don't get it?
The "once in a lifetime" SMC PENTAX ZOOM 1:3.5/85~210mm - PICS!!!: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

they always said that about this rare lens ,,, if you see it one day in your lifetime , you will never see it again with different user .. LoL
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoshoper Quote
The "once in a lifetime" SMC PENTAX ZOOM 1:3.5/85~210mm - PICS!!!: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

they always said that about this rare lens ,,, if you see it one day in your lifetime , you will never see it again with different user .. LoL
Ok. Cool.

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Wow, produced for one year only, 1976. That's pretty fast for a zoom that old. Maybe it was too expensive to make?
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Oh.... LoL! I didn't know of it's "legend".. Haha!
Came across it a few times for dirt cheap actually while hunting for other lenses and i just brushed it off.. ;P
Didn't know it had such a "status"...
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QuoteOriginally posted by SyncGuy Quote
Oh.... LoL! I didn't know of it's "legend".. Haha!
Came across it a few times for dirt cheap actually while hunting for other lenses and i just brushed it off.. ;P
Didn't know it had such a "status"...
It is easy to overlook the zooms, you're better off not bothering with vintage zooms with very few exceptions, this possibly being one of them.
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Nice kit, though I have to admit that I find the zoom to be the least exciting glass in the lot. I must say, though, that there are several enthusiastic reviews on this site and the going price seems to be pretty high.


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Nice catch.
Not sure if the zoom is 'once in a life time', but I got it long time ago. It's one of the better zooms, but also big and heavy.
I am ok with kit zooms...
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I looked at the list and thought the rarest and most valuable is the K24, but it's hardly a once-in-a-lifetime lens.

The K zoom won't be f/3.5 at the long end. Older zooms don't state their maximum aperture at the long end, only at the short end, but it won't be constant f/3.5.

A good haul without doubt, and at a good price. That MX looks very nice.
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For those saying the zoom is not rare ,, can you find one for sale on eBay or pentax forum or what so ever ???
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It is rare indeed, and you got it for a nice price.
Just because it is rare, does not justify for an average price of 600usd.
Glad 'm got my copy early.
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It should not be confused with the more common 85-210 f4.5 that is dirt cheap.
I was not aware that there was a f3.5 version.

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The "Once in a lifetime” comes from Bojidar Dimitrov’s Pentax K-Mount web site:

K 85-210/3.5

I’ve seen a couple K85-210/3.5 zooms being sold over the paste few years, so I’m not sure about the “Once in a lifetime”. Maybe once a year, however to get the lens, caps, case, hood & close-up attachment together would be more like “Once in a lifetime”.

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The "Once in a lifetime” comes from Bojidar Dimitrov’s Pentax K-Mount web site:

K 85-210/3.5

I’ve seen a couple K85-210/3.5 zooms being sold over the paste few years, so I’m not sure about the “Once in a lifetime”. Maybe once a year, however to get the lens, caps, case, hood & close-up attachment together would be more like “Once in a lifetime”.

Phil.
I have the lens , caps , hood , close-up attachment , case so its once in life time as u described
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