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11-21-2009, 06:06 PM   #1
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K 85mm f/1.8 question

Does anyone know what a fair price is for this lens? I cannot locate a similar lens in the marketplace.

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QuoteOriginally posted by StephenMerola Quote
Does anyone know what a fair price is for this lens? I cannot locate a similar lens in the marketplace.
This web site lists the selling prices of various lenses from Pentax and others. It will also depend on the condition of the lens.

http://www.jcolwell.ca/photography/lens$db/Lens$db-v11.xls

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Wow, nice spreadsheet. So you are saying $239 is a good price for this lens in good condition? Perhaps I will purchase it.
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The store is holding it for me at $229.00. I am gonna go test it out and maybe buy it.

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Well....I bought it. It is very nice and pretty clean. $229.00 plus tax. Seemed like a good deal to me.
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That's a very good price....less than what I paid for mine. I just posted about the 85 in the following thread....

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/80967-do-i-need-85mm-f1-4-a.html

Depending on what you are used to, the focal length might take a bit to get used to....but it (and it's SMC Tak twin) are my favorite lenses.
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Nice photos. I have a new Rokinon 85mm, but I thought that this was a good deal so I bought it. I had heard these Pentax 85s have a certain magic about them so I figured I should give it a try especially for for $230.00. I really like the smallish size. I have been taking photos of my cat since I got it earlier and it seems pretty sharp wide open. So far I am satisfied.
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It has a certain look....it's weird....it can really have your subject standing out with a sharp edge while maintaining a soft feel to the picture.

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Well....I bought it. It is very nice and pretty clean. $229.00 plus tax. Seemed like a good deal to me.
Very good deal, nice pickup!!

You will enjoy it,
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