Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-31-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
Veteran Member
Jimfear's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 576
Your best deals?

I think it's quite obvious that many of us have a habit of buying used equipment, but what makes a good deal? When you feel "WOW that was a lot of fun/stuff/quality/(insert suitable word) for the money!"?

What are your best deals?



I feel one of my best deals is a K50 1.4 that I got in pretty good shape for under $50 with shipping from India I've had a lot of fun with that one.

03-31-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 103
I've got my M 50 f1.4 for 40$ from a pawn shop a year ago.
And if you're still feeling good about your deal , I got my M 50 f2 for 5$ from Salvation Army at about the same time. It came with a film body too, it was really beat up, and lacked manual controls - what was Pentax thinking? The lens has its filter thread bent
03-31-2008, 03:00 PM   #3
Senior Member
frederik9111's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 125
Some dutsh guy got lucky

Some Pentax-afficiandus from Holland got extremely lucky!

He bought this set for € 150 or about $ 240 (please sit down before looking):
6 metal cases just filled to the top with great pentax gear!!

All the details : My new gear! :) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

03-31-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
Veteran Member
aegisphan's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 815
Wow, that's a real deal. The Pentax A 50/1.4 alone costs half of that amount. From the look of those cases, they probably would eat the rest of the cost. Oh well, either these were stolen or the seller was extremely ignorant for his own good.

As for me, I got a perfect copy of a SMC Takumar 55/1.8 for $10, and a decent copy of a Flektogon 50/4 for $70.

03-31-2008, 11:12 PM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,145
QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
I think it's quite obvious that many of us have a habit of buying used equipment, but what makes a good deal? When you feel "WOW that was a lot of fun/stuff/quality/(insert suitable word) for the money!"?

What are your best deals?



I feel one of my best deals is a K50 1.4 that I got in pretty good shape for under $50 with shipping from India I've had a lot of fun with that one.
My best deal was the M 400/5.6 for $330 Canadian.
04-01-2008, 12:17 AM   #6
Junior Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Glasgow, UK
Posts: 38
Pentax 1.7x Auto Focus Adapter in a mixed lot that cost me 30 after selling the rest of the items in the lot. Sweet!
04-01-2008, 05:24 AM   #7
Pentaxian
TaoMaas's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,146
Hmmm...tough call. It's either the K2 that I bought for $20, the Pentax-M 35mm f2 that I got for $20, or the Pentax-M 50mm f1.7 that I got for $5 with a blinky ME Super attached. If forced to choose, I'd have to vote for my 35mm lens because the K2 eventually died and I already had a 50mm f1.7 at the time I bought the one with the ME Super.
04-01-2008, 05:46 AM   #8
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047
In chronological order:
- Bessa 66 with Skopar AND a Luna Lux SBC for $25
- Program Plus and A 28/2.8 for $30
- Tamron SP 90/2.5 Macro and an old, poor Nikon zoom for $41
- Yashinon DX 35/2.8 for $15

04-01-2008, 06:01 AM   #9
Inactive Account




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Posts: 3,262
The K f1.2 50mm, $25AU. No, that price is not missing a zero.

M f1.4 50mm, M f3.5 135mm with dedicated hardcase and an unworking K2 body, $95AU.

ME with A f1.7 50mm, roll of old Konica C41 film and a dodgy teleconverter, $30AU.
04-01-2008, 06:05 AM   #10
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 114
I found a local seller on craigslist that let his da* 50-135 go for $500. This is kind of on the opposite side of the scale from you guys, but still my best deal yet.

Matt
04-01-2008, 06:38 AM   #11
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,599
Not as good as many posted here but I got a K135mm F2.5 for $100. It's become one of my favorite lenses. Sharp enought to shave with and fast besides. And also slim!

NaCl(it aint a fast 50 for $50, but still I consider it a great deal)H2O
04-01-2008, 06:45 AM   #12
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 365
$60 got me a KX, 55mm 1.8, M 200mm 4, a broken 28 mm 2.8, a Nikon bag, and a crapload of filters. I was extremely lucky on that one.
04-01-2008, 06:48 AM   #13
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 270
QuoteOriginally posted by frederik9111 Quote
Some Pentax-afficiandus from Holland got extremely lucky!

He bought this set for 150 or about $ 240 (please sit down before looking):
6 metal cases just filled to the top with great pentax gear!!

All the details : My new gear! :) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Can you say JACKPOT! Seriously?! The guy who sold this could have made a ton of $$ on the lenses alone! Was that on Ebay? so awesome....
04-01-2008, 06:51 AM   #14
Site Supporter
daacon's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alberta,Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 20,831
Nowhere near some of the 'steals' here - but for me bought a used K10D ( < 100 clicks) for $700.00 when the retail price new was still over $1k. Like a car it is a depreciating asset , however I had purchased the K100D originally for about $700 with taxes and all , sold it for $550 so I when I tell the story (convinced myself) it goes I paid $150 for a K10D now that is a steal eh !
04-01-2008, 06:51 AM   #15
Ed in GA
Guest




My best deal?

I picked up two M 50/mm f/1.4 lens and one A 50mm f/1.4 lens for $120 total. Unfortunately, one of the M 50s had fungus in it.

The two that are good are nr mint. Especially the A-50.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
deals, k-mount, lot, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K-x deals Byrdman Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 13 02-01-2010 11:04 AM
Pentax K-x Deals Twix Pentax DSLR Discussion 0 11-16-2009 12:42 PM
Pentax deals soalle Pentax News and Rumors 5 06-25-2009 07:42 PM
one of the better deals axl Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 10-09-2008 03:21 PM
Sweet deals Peter Zack Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 03-03-2008 08:28 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:20 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top