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09-18-2011, 04:25 PM - 1 Like   #1
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FA 50mm 1.4 price drop?

I noticed the FA 50mm 1.4 lens is only $325.95 on the pentax web store which is lower than any online retail stores. Does this mean it will drop in the retail stores as well?

09-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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Yup, if Pentax has dropped the price, then retailers should be matching it shortly.

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09-18-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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Nice. Hopefully we will see it for under $300. Not as cheap as it used to be but reasonable by todays standards.
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OMG! This can mean only one thing! New Pentax FF about to be released!

(Sorry. This is the rumors board, and I couldn't help myself.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
OMG! This can mean only one thing! New Pentax FF about to be released!

(Sorry. This is the rumors board, and I couldn't help myself.)




09-20-2011, 03:40 AM   #6
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This lens was ~150$ new, 3-4 years ago before the insane price increases of all the lens.
09-20-2011, 04:45 AM   #7
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$649 local here in Australia.

And retailers wonder why we buy overseas!
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Bricks n mortar are expected to make a profit,but Not a killing

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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
OMG! This can mean only one thing! New Pentax FF about to be released!

(Sorry. This is the rumors board, and I couldn't help myself.)
First thing I would do if I were introducing FF. Followed by new production of the 35/2.0.

Hoya were good custodians, and credit to them. But Ricoh are camera people, with other profitable businesses. I would bet that they have real ambitions (ones that management and engineers actually go to sleep at night thinking about) and want to shake things up a bit.

I'd vote for a FF folded-optic with EVF and DXO-type in-camera distortion/CA/vignetting correction for any lens. I can dream too!
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Sweet. It was one of the first lens I bought (only 2 years ago). I remember at the time most places were selling for $320, and I thought it was a high price.

Doing some diggin' and I found a place to price match @ Henry's for $250 and I still remember how the guy working at Henry's Camera said "Wow, this is a ridiculously good deal".
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Nice. Now if they could lower the price of the limited... :-)
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I remember buying this lens 3-4 years ago? It was my first additional lens and it cost me a lot....$199 at amazon. And then the prices skyrocketed!
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Before the prices skyrocketed how much FA77 cost?
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QuoteOriginally posted by burnDESIGN Quote
I noticed the FA 50mm 1.4 lens is only $325.95 on the pentax web store which is lower than any online retail stores. Does this mean it will drop in the retail stores as well?
I remember $230 USD for FA50/1.4...I've bought mine 5 years ago...

I remember $170 USD for FA50/1.7 (in 2005)

The prices in Russia, I think it could be cheaper in USA
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Before the prices skyrocketed how much FA77 cost?
Prodigital2000 used to sell it for USD699.
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