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09-14-2014, 03:21 AM   #1
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Pentax lenses price increase

Don't worry, I am not talking about current glass, but about

FA 1.4/85
FA 2.8/80-200
FA 2.8/300
FA 4/600
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prices will rise sky high on eBay since Pentax has nothing new to offer and Sigma is not yet ready with new glass. 20 year old designs for the price of new glass. How long can this last. The bank would say: SELL NOW!

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Compared to Nikon offer, the FA*600 is still competitive, optically. The ring SDM engine is missing but the AF is very fast.
Nikon has only released 2 lenses with new design, including fluorite elements, and much much lighter : 400 f2.8 and 800 f5.6. But the prices are astronomicals.
You have to compare a 5000 euros FA*600 with a 18000 euros 800mm or a 12000 euros 400 mm
Other lenses like 600 f4 are only minor improvements or a 20 years old design too.
Still waiting for a modern version of sigma 500 f4.5
The FA*85 is still a gem with unique rendering

By the way I have an FA*300 f2.8 on sale ;-)

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I wonder why it is now suddenly a seller's market for these lenses??
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
I wonder why it is now suddenly a seller's market for these lenses??
I really can't imagine, since, according to posters who claim to be completely in the know, Ricoh is unequivocally NOT planning to market a FF Pentax dSLR at this time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I really can't imagine, since, according to posters who claim to be completely in the know, Ricoh is unequivocally NOT planning to market a FF Pentax dSLR at this time.
Maybe there is the perception that Ricoh is not likely to ever offer the big glass (other than the 560mm telescope) so people are going to jump for the old Pentax long lenses??
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There was a FA* 600 listed on eBay last week. It sold in like a day.
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Used lens prices are skyrocketing...Pentax is Doomed. Or is that PentaxisDoomedTM?

09-14-2014, 12:45 PM   #8
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All the people crying PentaxIsDoomed should be dumping their gear to change systems, making used stuff a buyer's market. Yet at the same time there's so much demand for used Pentax glass that it's a seller's market. Online forums make Pentax sound like Schrodinger's Corporation
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