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07-20-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
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Asanuma 200mm 3.5 ????

Can anyone tell me anything about a Asanuma f3.5 200? I can pick one up for $25 but its a 2.5 hr drive to get it so wondering if its worth it?
Also, I have the opportunity to purchase the *DA 16-50 and *DA 50-135 both for $1000. Have to buy then both for that price and wondering if that is a good price?


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Asanuma was a reseller like Vivitar. The 200 3.5 was likely made by Tokina, it' ok but not worth driving 2.5 hours for.

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07-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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I should mention that there are some other lenses for the $50. I was more interested in the 200 for low light, long range, indoor school events. So let me be a bit more specific. For $50 I get the following: Pentax-m 1:1.4 50mm, Quantaray 1.4-5.6, f35-80mm, Asanuma 1:3.5 f200mm, Sigma 1:3.5-5.6 28-80mm
Any thoughts on whether those are worth 2.5 hr drive for $50?
Thank You!
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QuoteOriginally posted by djam Quote
Pentax-m 1:1.4 50mm,
I think this one is worth 50 bucks by itself. A 2.5 hour ride.. who knows, depends on you, how much time you have, how much you enjoy driving. Make it a photo trip and its not even a bother.

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I bought a Super Tak 200/4 for $50 and still see them for that price in the Marketplace from time to time. It would be a much better lens investment.

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