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03-30-2007, 09:22 AM   #1
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FA*300 f4.5 question

The recent thread about autofocus 300mm lenses has prompted me to finally ask a question I've been thinking.

How much is a FA*300 f4.5 going for these days? My copy is in LN- condition and includes the hood, original lens case & box. I haven't been following the price of this lens in the last while.

The reason I'm asking is because I recently bought a F300. I'm not really sure I need 2 copies of the same optics.

I haven't posted this in the For Sale section because I'm just at the stage of figuring out the price & gathering information.

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03-30-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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The last one I tracked was a buy it now for $1250 US dollars

eBay: SMC PENTAX FA* 300mm 4.5 IF&ED W/CAPS HOOD K10D/K100D @ (item 250084718076 end time Feb-20-07 02:41:24 PST)

Not sure if that helps
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Last three auctions I saw where between 1120-1600 usd.
Personally I will wait for DA 300 which will be available at the end of this year.
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Thanks to everyone for your input.

I've got three 300mm primes, 1 manual and 2 auto focus. *sigh* I guess I can't really justify keeping all three.

I must say that the FA*300 does take pretty pictures. I recently took some images of my son (on film) when he & I went for a hike in a national park. When I got the roll developed I was floored (again) by the image quality.

*double sigh* I sound like I'm trying to talk myself out of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tranq78 Quote
Thanks to everyone for your input.

I've got three 300mm primes, 1 manual and 2 auto focus. *sigh* I guess I can't really justify keeping all three.

I must say that the FA*300 does take pretty pictures. I recently took some images of my son (on film) when he & I went for a hike in a national park. When I got the roll developed I was floored (again) by the image quality.

*double sigh* I sound like I'm trying to talk myself out of it.
It's very simple really - Sell the others - Keep the FA*300/4.5!

It's possibly one of the best lenses ever made by Pentax.
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