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03-05-2019, 11:30 AM   #1
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Need advice for value on camera

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I'd like to sell my Pentax K70 with DA 18-135mm WR ED f/3.5-5.6) and a DA 50mm F1.8 lens. I bought them back in August of 2018. Henrys.com does a trade-in, but only for $275 (CAD). I paid $1,169.98 excluding tax.

What would be the reasonable price to sell this online?

03-05-2019, 11:45 AM   #2
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No, that would be a rip off imo. I don't know of Henrys or your tax system, but a main dealer should be able to give you >50% of the new value providing it is not damaged.
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you could consider trying to sell the equipment on the forum's market place

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Another option would be to go to KEH.com and enter them for an estimate from them. KEH is a very reputable used camera source here in Atlanta. Figures would be in US$.

Here is the search for the K70 + 18-135 on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=pentax+k-70+18-135&_sacat=0&r...Condition=3000

They seem to be going for anywhere from $550-750 depending on seller and condition. The 50/1.8 usually goes used for $75ish on a good day and $50+ on a bad day.

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Around 375-450 (USD) for the camera, 200-275 for the 18-135mm, 90 for the 50mm, I'd say, give or take depending on the condition and shutter count. Definitely sell privately (E.g. on the Marketplace) if you want to maximize your sale price. Also, you can refer to our sold listings to see what items have sold for in the past.

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Anytime you sell to a dealer like Henrys or KEH you are not going to get a top price, they are in the business of re-selling those used items and if they don't make a profit they will not survive. They don't have the markup like a car dealer has to negotiate trade ins. As Adam and Doc have already stated, look at the sold listings on the Marketplace and on ebay to get an idea on prices.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The 50/1.8 usually goes used for $75ish on a good day and $50+ on a bad day.
I think she's talking about the newer DA 50mm not the old one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I think she's talking about the newer DA 50mm not the old one.
The 50/1.8 is the plastic base DA that goes with the 35/2.4 - prices have varied greatly from $50 to $75 with occasion higher used prices.
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yep, the DA 50mm /F1.8 has plastic

yet, from Pentax 50mm Prime Lens Shootout Review - Conclusion | PentaxForums.com Reviews:

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Conclusion

We started this review asking the question; which of the three fifty’s was the nifty fifty? Taking into consideration the factors that were reviewed, the Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 is the niftiest of the fifty’s. Although the lens did not blow the competition away, it did hold its own against the D FA 50mm F2.8 and the FA 50mm F1.4 both which cost more.

There has been much discussion on the forum about the composite rear mount. We don’t know of any instances of failure and it is the same material used in the DA 35mm F2.4, which has been on the market for a number of years. Time will tell if this is the wave of the future or just a passing fad.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
yep, the DA 50mm /F1.8 has plastic

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Pentax 50mm Prime Lens Shootout

Conclusion

We started this review asking the question; which of the three fifty’s was the nifty fifty? Taking into consideration the factors that were reviewed, the Pentax DA 50mm F1.8 is the niftiest of the fifty’s. Although the lens did not blow the competition away, it did hold its own against the D FA 50mm F2.8 and the FA 50mm F1.4 both which cost more.

There has been much discussion on the forum about the composite rear mount. We don’t know of any instances of failure and it is the same material used in the DA 35mm F2.4, which has been on the market for a number of years. Time will tell if this is the wave of the future or just a passing fad.


Read more at: Pentax 50mm Prime Lens Shootout Review - Conclusion | PentaxForums.com Reviews
To be honest, the two FA 50s cost a LOT more as a percentage than the DA 50. With IQ being so close its a steal of a deal, particularly used.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The 50/1.8 is the plastic base DA that goes with the 35/2.4 - prices have varied greatly from $50 to $75 with occasion higher used prices.
Okay, I misunderstood which version. I stand corrected.
03-06-2019, 09:25 AM   #13
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Thank you!

Thank you everyone for your advice/opinion. I went ahead and checked out eBay and I will continue to do a lil more research before I make a decision. I want to upgrade which is why I wanted to sell it.
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Upgrade to what? I doubt there's much available that would have better image quality than the K-70...
03-07-2019, 08:08 PM   #15
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Um, to perhaps a Canon (more lens selection).
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