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06-10-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
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Someone got a deal on Pentax lenses

Various Lenses - Nikon, Canon & Pentax



Offer was for 3 SMC Pentax F lenses at 28mm, 50mm, and 135mm, all for a total of $25.

By the time I called, they were already sold. Anyone here get them?

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I'm crying.
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Someone also got a damn deal for that Tilt shift.
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Wow ... and why doesn't this ever happen to me?!

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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
all for a total of $25.
The ad says $725. Still an insane deal, if I had Canon and Nikon bodies. It's worth it just for the 24mm T/S.
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The ad says $725. Still an insane deal, if I had Canon and Nikon bodies. It's worth it just for the 24mm T/S.
The 3 Pentax lenses were just $25. They are marked as sold now in the ad. The whole package of Canon/Nikon/Pentax lenses was $725.
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Ah ok, puts a few things into better perspective for the CaNikon lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
The 3 Pentax lenses were just $25. They are marked as sold now in the ad. The whole package of Canon/Nikon/Pentax lenses was $725.
I thought you had forgotten a 7 there. Sorry. I wasn't even looking at the Pentax lenses!

The Lens Reviews section puts the value of these lenses at:

F 28mm = $215
F 50mm f/1.7 = $150 (or it could be the f/1.4 = $300)
F 135mm = $349

Grand total = $714!!! If the 50mm is the 1.4 version, $864!!!

That's a 97% discount! Will the winner please step forward? I think @Docrwm has something to say to you.

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wow, I wish I had seen this. I don't usually check craigslist for my lens buying needs. I would have jumped into my car immediately and driven the 40 minutes up to Silver Spring to grab these three lenses!
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QuoteOriginally posted by scratchpaddy Quote
The Lens Reviews section puts the value of these lenses at:
Lens review pricing is outdated.

F 28mm = $220 - 300
F 50mm = $150 - 200
F 135mm = last one I saw went for over $600; really wanted it but just too much money

I hope whoever got them appreciates them and gives them a good home.
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The seller could have gotten so much more $$ for the Pentax F lenses. It boggles the mind!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Lens review pricing is outdated.
Agreed, especially with full frame rumors, the prices of any Pentax full-frame lens have been ticking upwards, and the F series are fairly rare. I definitely paid more than $215 for my F 28mm! worth every penny too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
F 135mm = last one I saw went for over $600; really wanted it but just too much money
Thanks for the info. I was just doing a quick n' dirty "by the numbers." I honestly didn't know the F 135mm existed before this.

F-series lenses in general are difficult to find. Maybe that's why the seller didn't bother pricing them; he just took a quick peek on eBay, couldn't find them, and just said, "meh, looks like $25 to me." It's amazing how cavalier some people are about selling their stuff.
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"meh, looks like $25 to me." It's amazing how cavalier some people are about selling their stuff.
How come that never happens to me? I even have a cousin who lives in Silver Springs. Dang, dang, dang.
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How come that never happens to me? I even have a cousin who lives in Silver Springs. Dang, dang, dang.
Make sure you don't look at this thread.

Don't worry, most of us are just as unlucky as you. I thought I got lucky on a Goodwill find yesterday, but it wasn't such a great deal after all:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-talk/227520-what-deal-not.html
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