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03-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by sjwoo Quote
You know, I'm just not used to this...I'm used to buying electronic gadgets at full price then seeing it devalue to 50% in two years.
That's still the case for gadgets that are mostly about the electronics. A lens, though, is mostly about the glass. In an case, do search/browse the forum for any of the *dozens* of other threads discussing pricing of this lens and others. Prices did go up a year or so ago, although most nowhere as much as the FA50/1.4. Considering everyone else has always sold their 50/1.4's for $300 or more, I'd assume Pentax just got tired of not making as much on this lens as they could. That plus they apparently stopped making it and are in no hurry to sell out their existing stock.

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03-17-2010, 03:23 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
1) So don't drop-kick the FA50.
2) It's still a deal for AF+IQ.
3) I love my old Taks too.
4) I had to look up Zeiss ZK. Those guys cost as much as a root canal or two.
they cost about half of DA* SDMs... which, from the jist here, will eventually become manual focus anyways.
03-17-2010, 03:35 PM   #18
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The $200 days of old.

Got mine before the day before the price hike, i asked the guy if he had more but it was the last one, i should have bought a couple others from the other store locations but i wasn't thinking ahead. It's still a great value for the images you can get...


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