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05-23-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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Are prices getting way out of line...

or is it just my ignorance of the market?

I have been watching several listings and this one kinda took me by surprise, is this a "fair market value" for this lens?

Pentax-M SMC 400mm 5.6 MF K Mount Lens 400 Tele- 42233 - eBay (item 350060712869 end time May-22-08 19:27:06 PDT)

Thanks in advance,

Ray

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High price for M400

QuoteOriginally posted by Raybo Quote
or is it just my ignorance of the market?

I have been watching several listings and this one kinda took me by surprise, is this a "fair market value" for this lens?

Pentax-M SMC 400mm 5.6 MF K Mount Lens 400 Tele- 42233 - eBay (item 350060712869 end time May-22-08 19:27:06 PDT)

Thanks in advance,

Ray
I also watched that lens - had a note on the Watching page and a price to bid. Last 45 minutes saw a $300 increase. I had the same thoughts - so I clicked around a bit.

The buyer has 13 ratings, none for an expensive item, and is from Belgium.

Draw your conclusion, but I know what mine is.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I also watched that lens - had a note on the Watching page and a price to bid. Last 45 minutes saw a $300 increase. I had the same thoughts - so I clicked around a bit.

The buyer has 13 ratings, none for an expensive item, and is from Belgium.

Draw your conclusion, but I know what mine is.
Lets not forget that the wooden dollars are funney for Europeans. For us 500ish dollars aren't really that much atm.
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Lets not forget that the wooden dollars are funney for Europeans. For us 500ish dollars aren't really that much atm.
Agree, here in the UK it's like 250-ish.So not too bad...
I'm always jealeous when I read the US prices for the lenses. Man, they're much more expensive in the UK...

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prices on used pentax equipment are rising as expected

pentax is becoming a more popular name among new age photo-shopping demographic

demand for old equipment rises, ergo, the price rises,

simple economics.
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Is it just me or have certain wide primes and zooms increased since FF was announced ? Sure seems like it to me .
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Is it just me or have certain wide primes and zooms increased since FF was announced ? Sure seems like it to me .
Seems like it. And DA* zooms are all over the place
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I hope so. I have a FA 50/1.7 that I paid $100 for. I could sell it now and double my original investment. I'd like to see it go higher.

But did this nearly 7 year old thread really need to be revived? The world economy is almost completely flipped since this thread was started.

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Haha I didn't even see that. But its oddly relevant suddenly. Probably wasn't the case 7 years ago
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