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03-14-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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SMC - K 35mm f/2.0

Hey guys,

I purchased a SMC-K 35mm F/2.0 from Ebay (from Japan) last April but never ended up using it. I decided to go for a native 35/2 CZ lens for the Sony a7ii. I'm considering selling the k35/2.0 in the Pentax Forum Marketplace but need an idea of a fair price range.

Is there still a market for the k 35/2.0 lens? How much do they go for nowadays? At the time of purchase, it was rated exc++ by the seller (2310 rating - 99.9% positive feedback). I only used it once to test then put away. I would assume the rating remains an exc ++.

Link to the original Ebay posting I purchased from (used as reference for the condition of the lens):
Exc++ Pentax SMC 35mm f/2 lens PK*5227 | eBay

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Vin


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03-14-2017, 03:28 PM   #2
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That price would be more than fair for a K35/2. I paid more for mine a few years ago.
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There are FAs for about that price, and Ms for $100 less...

Is there something weird about the K that makes it more valuable?

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03-14-2017, 03:53 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by TwoUptons Quote
There are FAs for about that price, and Ms for $100 less...

Is there something weird about the K that makes it more valuable?

-Eric
Shorter production run for the "K" Series, as well as the overall higher value of any "K " Series lens.

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Looking at the lens database, it's apparent the K, M and FA variants each have a unique lens design. I'm not familiar with
any of them, but would assume they each have their own character, despite the claim the K "was later replaced by M and FA versions."
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