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04-03-2009, 12:14 PM   #16
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New in box, basically... since it's a discontinued lens, it really becomes a collector's item at that point.

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I don't understand why this lens on ebay is going for so much Pentax FA 85mm F/1.4 AF Lens New Boxed Hoya HMC Filter - eBay (item 130296634279 end time Apr-03-09 20:41:29 PDT)

There can't be that much sample variation on a premium lens such as the FA* 85/1.4, and you can find excellent condition copies easily for $1200 range.


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I don't understand why this lens on ebay is going for so much Pentax FA 85mm F/1.4 AF Lens New Boxed Hoya HMC Filter - eBay (item 130296634279 end time Apr-03-09 20:41:29 PDT)

There can't be that much sample variation on a premium lens such as the FA* 85/1.4, and you can find excellent condition copies easily for $1200 range.
It ended up going for $1776!

Wow.
04-07-2009, 09:01 AM   #18
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Another reason why they're worth it...

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It ended up going for $1776!

Wow.


And a used Leica 85mm would be? How about a Zeiss? A Canon? Are they remarkably better than this? I doubt it very much.


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Yeah, that's something, but I recently saw an A*85 on eBay going for $1495 USD! But there's more at work here than just lens value, must be something about currency exchange?

Have a look at the questions at the bottom. People asking about shipping to South Korea and China.

Pentax-A* SMC 85mm f1.4 Lens w/case f/K/PK/LX -Mint/Box - (eBay.ca item 150335318501 end time 06-Apr-09 22:08:34 EDT)

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well canikon lecia people might be used to paying such prices but we are pentax people and are used to value for money

the above shot is nothing that could not be achieved 1000$ cheaper with a 77 ltd or a 70da even.
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