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11-06-2016, 10:56 PM   #1
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First came a Pentax-F 1.7x converter for chump change on eBay...

Tonight I landed the following local craigslist deal. Yes, that is the price I paid (Canadian dollars), and yes, that lens is what you think it is. It's also in beautiful shape - hardly used at all. The ME Super shutter won't cock, but I'm not complaining. Never did a reply email "ping" in my inbox sound so good...

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Always nice to get a good deal!
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Sorry for being dumb...but for the sake of people not in on the secret, what lens should I think it is?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gabriel_bc Quote
and yes, that lens is what you think it is.
For sure, you got that zoom for a steal!

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Sorry for being dumb...but for the sake of people not in on the secret, what lens should I think it is?
It's the SMC K 50mm f1.2 - I knew it on sight immediately - though I must say, the zoom (M 80-200 f4.5) is in beautiful shape as well.

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Always nice to get a good deal!
The irony is I was just thinking about maybe selling off some other glass to get a K50/1.4 or K50/1.2 for my K2DMD - the M50/1.4 is great and all, but the K bodies deserve K glass. Then this pops up on the local Craigslist. Christmas came early this year. I've not seen a K50/1.2 locally before except once years ago that was sold by a knowledgable seller and at market value.

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Once I bought a K 1.2 for $25 with a k1000. Miracles happen.
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Once I bought a K 1.2 for $25 with a k1000. Miracles happen.
Nice!

I suppose all vintage gear, of any kind, is sold from time to time by sellers who do not know or research the value beforehand. The trick is that there are far, far more folks like that selling mediocre gear than high-end stuff. In this day and age I can't understand why folks just don't google around, look at completed listings on eB@y, etc, to determine a value before selling.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gabriel_bc Quote
Nice!

I suppose all vintage gear, of any kind, is sold from time to time by sellers who do not know or research the value beforehand. The trick is that there are far, far more folks like that selling mediocre gear than high-end stuff. In this day and age I can't understand why folks just don't google around, look at completed listings on eB@y, etc, to determine a value before selling.
Once upon a time, charity (goodwill) shops here would often have bargains like this...my first film SLR came from one and cost me pocket money as a child. Nowadays they all research every item and ask top second hand prices instead...that's frustrating for a bargain hunter, but good for the charity I suppose. A lot of the real bargains now are where someone is selling a dead relative's estate and just need it all cleared quick, and have zero knowledge or time to evaluate every item. An old film camera just looks like outdated tat to the uninitiated...put it in the pile with the old woodwork tools and the typewriter and be done.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gabriel_bc Quote

Tonight I landed the following local craigslist deal. Yes, that is the price I paid (Canadian dollars), and yes, that lens is what you think it is. It's also in beautiful shape - hardly used at all. The ME Super shutter won't cock, but I'm not complaining. Never did a reply email "ping" in my inbox sound so good...
Nice pickup and catch!

I actually looked at that Craigslist ad and passed it on............

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Nice pickup and catch!

I actually looked at that Craigslist ad and passed it on............

Phil.
Did you not recognize the lens? Or were you just being nice to me? Or maybe Fort Langley was too far to drive...

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Once upon a time, charity (goodwill) shops here would often have bargains like this...my first film SLR came from one and cost me pocket money as a child. Nowadays they all research every item and ask top second hand prices instead...that's frustrating for a bargain hunter, but good for the charity I suppose. A lot of the real bargains now are where someone is selling a dead relative's estate and just need it all cleared quick, and have zero knowledge or time to evaluate every item. An old film camera just looks like outdated tat to the uninitiated...put it in the pile with the old woodwork tools and the typewriter and be done.
There was a time, a "golden era" if you will, when film gear was thought to be useless compared to modern digital stuff. Then mirrorless cameras and adapters proliferated, and people realized that legacy glass offered excellent value for the money. It used to be that a guy could pick up any number of film bodies and lenses for cheap. Those deals are less frequent now, but they still turn up from time to time. I picked up a Nikkor 105/2.8 AiS in fantastic shape on on old EM out of the junk bin at a thrift store this past summer, for example. I don't even use or like Nikon cameras - took it to the UK on holidays and sold it there in pounds sterling...

In this case it does seem like it was an estate sale. Good thing I got there before Phil!

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Did you not recognize the lens? Or were you just being nice to me? Or maybe Fort Langley was too far to drive...
Nope I just did a quick look and did not notice the K50/1.2, probably assumed it was just a M50/1.7 or M50/2 on the ME Super. (I was just scanning and not looking for anything in particular.)

I'm glad someone on the forum got it and will use it!

Enjoy.

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In this day and age I can't understand why folks just don't google around, look at completed listings on eB@y, etc, to determine a value before selling.
Oh, some of them do. Badly. Look how many f/2 lenses are listed at f/1.2 prices, because they saw 1:2 and didn't know that the real thing would say 1:1.2
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Nope I just did a quick look and did not notice the K50/1.2, probably assumed it was just a M50/1.7 or M50/2 on the ME Super. (I was just scanning and not looking for anything in particular.)

I'm glad someone on the forum got it and will use it!

Enjoy.

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Yes, normally a ME Super doesn't suggest it will come with a K series lens. I'm sure you look more carefully at the K series bodies

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Oh, some of them do. Badly. Look how many f/2 lenses are listed at f/1.2 prices, because they saw 1:2 and didn't know that the real thing would say 1:1.2
You mean to say my SMC-M 50mm f2 isn't worth the $375 I paid for it??

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