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01-29-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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FA 50mm f/1.4, down to $169.99 via Amazon

Amazon.com: Pentax SMCP-FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens: Electronics

I don't know much about ProPhotoBags as a store, but that's a smokin' price.

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If that price is correct, it's $100 less than ebays'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chalion Quote
If that price is correct, it's $100 less than ebays'.

Not sure what ebay seller you're basing this on, but the FA 50/1.4 has been $199 from good dealers like B&H and Adorama for some time. But if one wants to save the $30, it may be worth a shot with that prophotobags shop. They currently have the lowest 3rd party prices on Amazon for most of the Pentax lenses. I haven't dealt with them though.
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It is this lens, correct?

Pentax SMC FA 50mm F1.4 Lens Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review

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Yes, that's the very lens.


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Thanks, Jasvox. A no-brainer buy for me, especially since I used a $25 Amazon reward coupon, and I need a small 50mm prime with auto-everything for my K-m. Perfect.
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OMG, thats great deal for new. Used from ebay is about that price, Im broke, but i just bought it.

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It's an incredible lens. You won't regret it.

First image I ever took with it:
(f/2.0, 1/125th sec, ISO 1600)



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prophotobags is Carmen's, Prodigital2000, etc. I have ordered from them on Ebay and Amazon, and have had no problems. The e-mail notification they send is always from Ontario Limited. Yes, they are located in Canada, but I have not had any problems with them on three orders now. That is a nice lens for a very good price.
01-29-2009, 02:51 PM   #10
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My first shot with it...

This was at work in a dark front lobby... my first test shot with the FA 50

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There's something about this lens that's just magical when I use it. I have had nothing but fantastic results with this little guy. This will be the best $169 you could spend to put in your bag.
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Bummer! It's back up to $197.89 today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinal43 Quote
Bummer! It's back up to $197.89 today.
It looks like they are sold out from prophotobags. Maybe it's because I put in a order for one as soon as I saw this thread posted up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get it in the coming week.
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QuoteOriginally posted by turbosaturn Quote
It looks like they are sold out from prophotobags. Maybe it's because I put in a order for one as soon as I saw this thread posted up. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get it in the coming week.
I just checked on my order at Amazon... has not shipped yet but the order is still alive. Supposed to ship by Monday.

My fingers are crossed also.

EDIT: Shipped!

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I have received my lens, but have not shot with it yet.... looking forward to that and maybe posting some shots.
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