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11-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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SMC Pentax-A 50mm f / 1.7

Hi forum members,

I'm new on the pentax lenses but I can buy in excellent confition a SMC Pentax-A 50mm f / 1.7 for 70 EURO ($75).
IS this a good lens and a good deal.




11-28-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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welcome aboard.....prolly not a bad price in euros for an "a' lens......I really like my old 50/1.7 and wish it were 'a'
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I have two of these lenses. Each is in excellent shape. These MF lenses are very sharp and have beautiful colors.

I have seen this lens recently advertised on this forum for $45 to $50.

I'm here in the USA, and would sell mine for $45 plus shipping.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacobja Quote
Hi forum members,

I'm new on the pentax lenses but I can buy in excellent confition a SMC Pentax-A 50mm f / 1.7 for 70 EURO ($75).
IS this a good lens and a good deal.


It's certainly a good lens, a little bit toward the high end of the price range but I'd probably still go for it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jacobja Quote
I'm new on the pentax lenses but I can buy in excellent confition a SMC Pentax-A 50mm f / 1.7 for 70 EURO ($75). IS this a good lens and a good deal.
It is a good lens, however if I remember correctly that model had an issue where something could break off inside and jam the aperture ring. You should test the operation before buying. And that price is likely on the high end of the range. OK, if it is in mint shape but you can likely do better if you are patient.

See here for a description of the possible problem: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/114-maintenance-repair-articles/88051-pen...ng-repair.html
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Welcome aboard, certainly a great lens, a bit dear in the case perhaps.
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Welcome! I'm from The Netherlands myself and while it's a great lens I'd suggest you to look a bit longer for a cheaper example. It can be done; just keep looking at Pentax camera sets on for example 2dehands.be. Usually such a set can be found cheaper than the lens alone, especially when not properly described; if you're lucky you'll even be able to find the SMC Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4. The f/1.2 is possible also but it's quite rare to find on the second hand market; I've never seen one for sale for years (guess I'll never let go of mine).

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