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05-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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FA 77mm Limited Silver (green bag version)

If you have one of these, I'd love to persuade you to part with it. Lens and all preferred, but in a pinch I'll take just the bag.

(For anyone curious, the early FA Limiteds had different colored "faux leather" bags for the Silver versions... brown for the 43, red for the 31, and green for the 77.)

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What's the appeal of the early models? I have all three, all purchased immediately upon release...and no not selling. Just curious what makes them any different than later models? Other than the Japan build...
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The appeal is probably their slight rarity and collectibility (though not enough to make them exorbitant in price), but in my case I simply already have the other two early, silver "amigos" so why not make it a trio? (And while they might be "collector's condition," mine get plenty of use!)

Beyond that, the very early FA 43mm definitely has different glass and/or coatings from later ones, and renders colors differently, and my early series 31mm is built like a tank, unlike many of the current ones I've touched (but otherwise not optically different).

The colored bag is really the only way to tell them apart from later MIJ ones without getting anal about serial #'s.
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...still looking!

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Still searching... and here I thought the early, silver 31mm Ltd. would be the hardest to find!

Ah well...
 

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