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11-12-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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cheap fa50/1.4

Hey,
I'm not sure if anyone is interested, but in Australia (Melbourne, to be precise), they have the pentax FA 50 f1/4 for 270aud.

which is about 50usd.

I figure this might be useful for any aussies here

11-12-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesbluntknife Quote
Hey,
I'm not sure if anyone is interested, but in Australia (Melbourne, to be precise), they have the pentax FA 50 f1/4 for 270aud.

which is about 50usd.

I figure this might be useful for any aussies here
I just picked up an FA 50/1.4 at a shop in the caribbean for $90usd. For Realz.
11-12-2008, 02:26 PM   #3
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Mate that is either typo or you have worked the conversion rate incorrectly

My convertor shows its as being $172- 173 usd





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I agree with the above post. The AUD/USD quote at this current moment is .638

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actually it was a joke...

i haven't seen the FA50 in aus for under 500 to be honest so thought it was a good price.

in the market place they are more expensive second hand as well.
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$500?

Typical rip-off Aussie prices.
11-12-2008, 06:30 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesbluntknife Quote
Hey,
I'm not sure if anyone is interested, but in Australia (Melbourne, to be precise), they have the pentax FA 50 f1/4 for 270aud.

which is about 50usd.

I figure this might be useful for any aussies here
About a year ago I paid nearly double that ($AUD430) but nower days its just under $300. I dont regret buying it then cause over the course of that year i got some pretty sweet pics

Australia always gets stooged when it comes to mark-ups.
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I got my FA50 from DigitalCameraWarehouse last Christmas ... well ... my wife got it for me back then.

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Mechan1k, can your wife get me the DA12-24? This would be a good Christmas gift for me
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Hahahahha ... I wouldn't mind it if she bought me a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 ... but I think that's stretching the relationship a bit .... LOL
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incidently i just saw on digitalcamerawarehouse that tamron 70-200 is avaiable for A$965. I have been eyeing a 70-200 for about 6 months now. I NEED to have this lens Sigma or Tamron doesn't matter.
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It's available now???? Damn ... last I read it was back-order through them .. I know Nikon and Canon are readily available now in Oz.
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Raider: Since you are in Perth, I think Gerry Gibbs has the Sigma 70-200mm
I got mine from that place for $950. Its a sweet lens........ but...... mine got a serious FF issue......
So I'm waiting CRK to fix it for me... its been almost 2 months now...
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Pick up mined from BH for 235AU when the aussie dollar was more favourable


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QuoteOriginally posted by jamesbluntknife Quote
actually it was a joke...

i haven't seen the FA50 in aus for under 500 to be honest so thought it was a good price.
You join up with us and for your second post decide a stunt like this would be a good idea? The most charitable thing that could happen would be for a moderator to delete this thread and we all pretend you didn't do this.
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