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07-03-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Reasonable price for K-28mm f2.0

What do you think is a reasonable selling price for a K-28mm f2.0, with perfect glass and some signs of body wear?

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Should be less then $800-900 as you can always buy Zeiss 28mm F2 ZK (brand new). Both are same lens. The K 28 was optical design was done by Zeiss. Longtime back (2 years) I sold my K28mm for approx $500.
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$575 to $850?

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I bought mine at EX condition at Keh recently for around $450. Go figure. I don't think it should fetch more than that because the Zeiss is with aperture control contacts and that is so useful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rajubhai55 Quote
Should be less then $800-900 as you can always buy Zeiss 28mm F2 ZK (brand new). Both are same lens. The K 28 was optical design was done by Zeiss. Longtime back (2 years) I sold my K28mm for approx $500.
The Pentax K28/2 is a collector’s item and fetches a higher price because of that. It’s a rare 35 year old lens and not many were built.

It’s like comparing a 2013 Ford Mustang to a late 1960’s one.

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I remembered you were "hunting" for it quite awhile back.

Hmm... Perhaps sell it at the same price you got it for? Or -10%?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rajubhai55 Quote
Should be less then $800-900 as you can always buy Zeiss 28mm F2 ZK (brand new). Both are same lens. The K 28 was optical design was done by Zeiss. Longtime back (2 years) I sold my K28mm for approx $500.
And there should be an argument about this two being the same, but I think they are not. The Zeiss is very clinical. The K 28 has magic specially wide open up to 2.8, lovely for portraits, rendering is heavenly when subject is properly lit, and delicious bokeh.

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I remembered you were "hunting" for it quite awhile back.

Hmm... Perhaps sell it at the same price you got it for? Or -10%?
Yea I was.... unfortunately I had a mishap where my K-5 and a few of my lenses were ruined so I have to sell this one to fill in some of the holes in my line up

It's a real shame because this is my favorite lens, but has taught me to be a lot more careful with my gear.
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Yea I was.... unfortunately I had a mishap where my K-5 and a few of my lenses were ruined so I have to sell this one to fill in some of the holes in my line up

It's a real shame because this is my favorite lens, but has taught me to be a lot more careful with my gear.
Oh dear... Don't tell me you slipped and fell into a swimming pool with a bag full of your kits!! Horrors of horror!!
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Oh dear... Don't tell me you slipped and fell into a swimming pool with a bag full of your kits!! Horrors of horror!!
Worse :'( think rushing water
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And there should be an argument about this two being the same, but I think they are not. The Zeiss is very clinical. The K 28 has magic specially wide open up to 2.8, lovely for portraits, rendering is heavenly when subject is properly lit, and delicious bokeh.
Is the current production Zeiss the same formula as the original Zeiss 28/2?
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10 elements in 8 groups 9 aperture blades for the current Zeiss and 9 elements in 8 groups, 6 aperture blades for the Contax/old fashioned Zeiss. So the Contax/Zeiss is the one that might be similar with the K28. I need to research this further.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tzrenz0 Quote
10 elements in 8 groups 9 aperture blades for the current Zeiss and 9 elements in 8 groups, 6 aperture blades for the Contax/old fashioned Zeiss. So the Contax/Zeiss is the one that might be similar with the K28. I need to research this further.
I was thinking Zeiss had changed it some on the more recent ones.
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I hope I can test that new one or own it perhaps. The K28 has a little bit of problem with flare but of course in optimal conditions for it's age, it is amazing I don't think I would sell it even after I get the current Zeiss.
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