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Pentax "A" 200mm Macro (another one)
Posted By: Phil1, 05-16-2012, 05:45 PM

Buy now at $3,000. Two bids declined (5/16). All I can say is wow but the last one went for $2900ish.

SMC Pentax A * Macro 4/200 ED # 5858957 | eBay
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05-17-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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I don't get it. At this prices, a Nikon D700 and Nikon 200mm micro seems like a better deal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Phil1 Quote
All I can say is wow but the last one went for $2900ish.
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I don't get
Me, either. I paid about $100 for an "M" and they're still well under $200 on eBAY. Oh, no auto aperture, no ED. That explains it!
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You can only appreciate the value of the lens when you've used it and see what it can do.

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The current one looks absolutely MINT.
What would one have cost new?
Cheers, Pickles.
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You can only appreciate the value of the lens when you've used it and see what it can do.
+1. I'd stick my neck out and state it's the best lens Pentax has produced to date.
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Me, either. I paid about $100 for an "M" and they're still well under $200 on eBAY. Oh, no auto aperture, no ED. That explains it!
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That * does count for something you know. And the macro too.

The A equivalent of the one you are talking about is this: https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-A-200mm-F4-Lens.html

Sorta different.
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I see mildew on the mount and on the grip of the lens and he dosen't show a view of the insides of the lens.

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Limited supply - so get a Canon/Nikon camera with a new lens at better price.
Or pay less for a Voigtländer 4/180M.

Pentax has many black holes in their portfolio, so princing for old macro and FA lenses is hilarious.
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