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12-19-2008, 11:00 PM   #1
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Pentax SMC-A 50mm 1:1.2

Why is it so expensive?

Chrome SMC Pentax A 1:1.2 50mm Special - eBay (item 330294998987 end time Dec-23-08 09:27:32 PST)

12-20-2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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I suppose because of its optical attributes and that it is also quite rare.
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Because it is Special. It looks like a Limited.
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mmm. that looks a great collector item there. Quite a cute looking thing.

12-20-2008, 02:47 AM   #5
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Never seen this before! Nor that price tag of US $2,398.00
12-20-2008, 03:39 AM   #6
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That one is rare.
It was a set with the LX 2000.

A 50/1.2
12-20-2008, 08:07 AM   #7
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The titanium LX is a special edition body celebrating the 75th anniversary of Asahi Opt. Co. Only one thousand of these bodies were manufactured. Each one features titanium top and bottom plates. The LX limited is a special edition body celebrating 15 years of LX production. The body features a titanium top and bottom plates which are painted in black, and carries the inscription "titanium". The LX 2000 is a special edition body celebrating LX production in the year 2000. The body was sold in a set with the SMC-A 50/1.2 Special lens. This body comes with the FF-60 viewing scren, and not with the "standard" SC-21.

LX(lateversion)
12-20-2008, 08:25 AM   #8
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Absolutely stunning lens, but $2400 is a bit much.

Maybe if I were Bill Gates or an oil sheik.

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really sexy... but $$$$$$ !!
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Cos under all that silverness lurks a great lens, what a price................................................


You could however get a few black versions of this lens for the same money.
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Now that is yummy.. and quite necessary if you want to coordinate wiith an all silver/chrome Ltd set
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This one should be in Autofocus version. That would come a small step closer to justifying the price tag...
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I don't think it's AF...
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the kit:
Pentax LX 2000 LX2000 Limited + 50mm f/1.2 Special NEW - eBay (item 190272905900 end time Jan-08-09 09:00:24 PST)
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QuoteOriginally posted by angelodn Quote
I don't think it's AF...

10000% sure it's not AF. There should be an AF version, though.
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