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09-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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My deal of the century.

I thought I would start a thread where we could all share our best deals on used lenses and camera gear. Perhaps a thread has already been started? If so I am sorry.

Anyway, I will start of by sharing the following deal.

On the weekend at a local garage sale I picked up a Pentax ME super in near mint condition, a AF 160 flash, a Mint ++ SMC M 50mm f1.7 and a Pentax-A 70-210mm f4 also in Mint ++ condition. All for the low, low, low, low,low price of $9 US.

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The 50mm 1.7



The 70-210mm



The Flash




09-02-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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Dude.... DUDE!!! Can't beat it...
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Oh. Congrats, by the way That's a helluva deal you got there! And lenses look like in excellent shape!
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That stuff looks like it's literally never been used. A good deal at 10x that amount, congrats!

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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
That stuff looks like it's literally never been used. A good deal at 10x that amount, congrats!
wow wow wow.. hope to get one of those 70-210 in mint condition too!
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wow wow wow.. hope to get one of those 70-210 in mint condition too!
Is there anything special about that lens? I see a lot of people that want that lens, but its review are so-so, and price is pretty high... (of course, not in this case but the mean price in Reviews section is almost $130)
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QuoteOriginally posted by pbo Quote
Is there anything special about that lens? I see a lot of people that want that lens, but its review are so-so, and price is pretty high... (of course, not in this case but the mean price in Reviews section is almost $130)

Pentax best lens in the 70/80 to 200/210 range are:

1) FA*80-200/2.8 (but it costs an arm or a leg)
2) A70-210/4 (constant 4)
3) M/K80-200/4.5
...
10) The rest

What reviews are so-so? $130 is not much for that lens. 9$ is less than it would cost to ship it!

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Pentax best lens in the 70/80 to 200/210 range are:

1) FA*80-200/2.8 (but it costs an arm or a leg)
2) A*70-210/4 (constant 4)
3) M/K80-200/4.5
...
10) The rest

What reviews are so-so? $130 is not much for that lens. 9$ is less than it would cost to ship it!
Hm... That ain't a star, is it? But anyway, I get what you mean... The reviews I said - are the ones in our lens database; that's not something to be taken for absolute truth, of course, but they do give an general idea.
$130 not so cheap... Maybe; but for hungry student... nawww, that's a lot
But yeah, 9 bucks is helluva deal, YOU're SO LUCKY!! Sorry for caps... But yeah... You can say you almost earned yourself $200 in resell values But I'm happy too I just bought a Tamron SP 70-210/3.5 (said to be the best 70-210 of the era, and on par, or even better, than Vivitar 70-210 ver.3) and a Minolta X-700 (film-era Minolta top of the line... Never actually heard of it before I saw the picture and checked out google ). It should arrive on Friday... Can't wait, can't wait... The pics you got there are torture!

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Nice find for 9 bucks. Specially when I paid about $ 280 for my 70-210 in mid 80`s.

It is a nice , smooth lens with very nice color rendering and good contrast.
Enjoy your new toys.

Cheers. Mike.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Douglas_of_Sweden Quote
Pentax best lens in the 70/80 to 200/210 range are:

1) FA*80-200/2.8 (but it costs an arm or a leg)
2) A70-210/4 (constant 4)
3) M/K80-200/4.5
...
10) The rest

What reviews are so-so? $130 is not much for that lens. 9$ is less than it would cost to ship it!
You mean the best Pentax lenses... The Vivitar series 1 are exceptionnal too
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Thanks all for the comments.

The focus ring is incredibly smooth. The build quality is great. It is of course heavy though.

I may be listing it for sale soon.
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My own lucky find, also at a garage sale, was:

Super program with case
SMC-A 50 f1,4
AF280T flash with case
Filters
TV remote (whatever)

For 10$ CND...

Everything was perfect but dusty. I sold the camera, the lens, and still use the flash.
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That stuff looks like it's literally never been used. A good deal at 10x that amount, congrats!
I agree. Mint stuff. A real treat to hold. The QI stickers on both are untouched. They are incredible to hold and look at. I will enjoy them for a while but likely to up for sale.
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SMC K 50mm f1.2 for $25AU.
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My own lucky find, also at a garage sale, was:

Super program with case
SMC-A 50 f1,4
AF280T flash with case
Filters
TV remote (whatever)

For 10$ CND...

Everything was perfect but dusty. I sold the camera, the lens, and still use the flash.

Wow good deal - for the remote I mean. Lol. Sounds awesome.
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