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07-13-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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My Jaw Just Dropped...

This came up while I was doing a general nationwide Pentax search via this CL search engine I found.

Pentax Asahi Spotmatic II

Talk about dreaming....

07-13-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Wow!! I can sense my equipment increasing in price by the minute!

Rats, now my insurer is going to want more money.
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guys..

this is noob question.. but what the hell is formula 5?
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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
guys..

this is noob question.. but what the hell is formula 5?
It's not F1 that's for sure

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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
It's not F1 that's for sure



i remember there was Formula 5000 back then in seventies..

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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
guys..

this is noob question.. but what the hell is formula 5?

It is the brand of the 35mm lens that the seller has bundled with the camera. I have seen these used before. It is a junk brand.


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Overpriced yes... but by how much? Assuming good condition:

50mm f/1.4 - $75
SPII - $50
35mm f/1.8 - ???

I know that 35mm f/2 Tak lenses go from $150-$250 so it's not SO over priced if the lens quality is any good. I know I wouldn't touch it for that price though....
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I have given away a couple of enlargers there but never bought a camera or lens.
Most of the photo gear I see on my local craigslist is way overpriced.

Perhaps sellers think everything is collectible and they can charge original MSRP.
I suspect anything ever actually sold usually goes for a greatly reduced price.

There might be a bargain here and there, but I seldom waste my time looking...

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QuoteOriginally posted by keyser Quote
Overpriced yes... but by how much? Assuming good condition:

50mm f/1.4 - $75
SPII - $50
35mm f/1.8 - ???

I know that 35mm f/2 Tak lenses go from $150-$250 so it's not SO over priced if the lens quality is any good. I know I wouldn't touch it for that price though....

The total kit value sold together assuming v. good condition is no more than $135 USD in my region. I sincerely doubt that the seller has a 35mm f/1.8. Formula 5 made a 135mm f/1.8 though. Here is an old thread discussing the Formula 5 lenses:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/45150-formula-5-lenses.html
Apparently Formula 5 lenses were made by in Japan by a company called Mitake. They were also sold under the Spiratone name.


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