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11-18-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Red "SMC" Lettering on Lens???

Saw something different today...

Can anyone explain what is up with an "SMC Pentax M" lens where the "SMC" is printed in red?

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11-19-2008, 07:29 AM   #2
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I don't think I ever seen one.
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Wild stab in the dark: some guy who likes the red lettering on some Zeiss lenses takes a red sharpie to his Pentax. Or, some guy who likes red lettering on some Honda Civic Type-R's takes a red sharpie to his Pentax. Or, some guy who thinks he can pull a fast one on eBay takes a red sharpie to his Pentax. Something like that.
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So. Where did you see it? Is it on *b*y?

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its not OEM I can guarantee that. pictures?
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No secret now I guess... Yes, it was on the 'Bay.

I found NOTHING about such a thing anywhere online, I had to suspect something was wrong. I found the Zeiss, nothing Pentax. I'm not up to call out someone's ad, you can probably find it easy enough. It was a 1.4 / 50mm for a price that is not out-of-line for the lens itself.
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the seller says its a 'special' version of the SMC coating and that he has seen this red lettering before on 'Pentax-M 1.4/50, 2/55, and 1.8/55'. I have never seen or heard of this and so far cant find any info on any special version of the smc coating. I know of the 'ghostless' coating and I also know that the smc-AF 35-70mm 2.8 for the ME-F had a special deep red smc coating but I have never heard about this. Im actually quite intrigued and looking at the photos it looks as though the red lettering is 'professionally' applied. at the moment I remain highly skeptical but will not rule out any truth. I have inquired to the seller for more information, well see what comes of it.

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$125.00 is not insane for a mint 1.4 anyway... Still, how come none of the experts here or elsewhere online make a mention? A mystery.
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that's the reason I am more intrigued, because the price is about spot on for an smc-M 1.4 50mm. seems kind of odd for such a 'rare' lens.
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1.4. Yea, but I already have a good one...
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I certainly don't need it either but I will buy this and sell my 1.7 if he can definitively prove its authenticity.
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I was not able to find anything about limited edition Pentax-M red-letter lenses. They may exist, but it seems sort of strange that he claims to have a red-letter Pentax-M 55/2 as well. There is no such beast as a Pentax-M 55/2 (or 55/1.8 for that matter).

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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
that's the reason I am more intrigued, because the price is about spot on for an smc-M 1.4 50mm. seems kind of odd for such a 'rare' lens.
Price seems a little high to me...but then again, I'm pretty cheap.

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