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02-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by StigVidar Quote
A lot of people here don't know what they are talking about. But when they start complaining about DA*300/4 it gets funny
Yes, he whining has really gotten out of proportions the last couple of weeks

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QuoteOriginally posted by goubejp Quote
FA600 is only discontinued for 2 years; it would be a pity that its assumed successor be a worse performer.
I remember on the PDML fifteen years ago many lamenting that there was no professional body (with good AF and 5 fps) to use with the 600/4... At least now the body is good and easily accessible, while a pro body then would have costed a fortune. And we have yet to see how the 650 really performs in the field. I have an A*600/5,6, it's very good, but I gladly swap some IQ for some more manageability, AF and better balancing for the weight.
02-26-2013, 05:16 AM   #108
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
In practice, the crop body is easier IMO.
Good points, but I think it's important to clarify (as you have done) the real differences when using a given FL on FF vs. APS-C. Too often this is overstated.
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Good points, but I think it's important to clarify (as you have done) the real differences when using a given FL on FF vs. APS-C. Too often this is overstated.
Absolutely. But it is done from time to time. The crop body advantages (because they are some) are almost always not taken seriously except by a couple zealots (not much better than trolls, really).

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What, almost three selling weeks of this lens, and still no photos taken with it by respected member on Pentax Forums ?
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At $7,000 (US) I would guess Pentax may not have sold any until the lens is field tested or someone has $7,000 just to test the water.
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I don't know if they sold any or not, but I would look for such information in Japanese - if I could.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I don't know if they sold any or not, but I would look for such information in Japanese - if I could.
As production figures are rumoured to be 500 units per month, I really wonder how they manage to sell 500 units per month

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As production figures are rumoured to be 500 units per month, I really wonder how they manage to sell 500 units per month
They produce 500 per month for six months and sell 500 per year for six years.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I don't know if they sold any or not, but I would look for such information in Japanese - if I could.
Or chinese...

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02-27-2013, 08:57 AM   #116
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Sold in a few hours after being listed, at 10,800 USD even though some accessories are missing:

Pentax FA 250 600mm 250 600 F5 6 Ed If SLR Camera Super Telephoto SMC Lens | eBay

There are still people prepared to spend big money for Pentax long glass .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Sold in a few hours after being listed, at 10,800 USD even though some accessories are missing:

Pentax FA 250 600mm 250 600 F5 6 Ed If SLR Camera Super Telephoto SMC Lens | eBay

There are still people prepared to spend big money for Pentax long glass .
Yes - it is not just the money, it is proven performance - they jury is out on the 560 - it really needs to shine
02-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #118
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Sold in a few hours after being listed, at 10,800 USD even though some accessories are missing:

Pentax FA 250 600mm 250 600 F5 6 Ed If SLR Camera Super Telephoto SMC Lens | eBay

There are still people prepared to spend big money for Pentax long glass .
I stopped bidding on one a few years ago, short of 6k and it went for 7k. bad move.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
sell 500 per year for six years.
Seems optimistic to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Sold in a few hours after being listed, at 10,800 USD even though some accessories are missing:

Pentax FA 250 600mm 250 600 F5 6 Ed If SLR Camera Super Telephoto SMC Lens | eBay

There are still people prepared to spend big money for Pentax long glass .
Wow! that's a lot of money for a lens you can't get worked on.
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