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Yet another FA*200 Macro - MINT
Posted By: cmohr, 06-17-2012, 07:58 PM

This would have to be the finest example I've ever seen.... Wish I had some dollars...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mint-box-Pentax-SMC-FA-Star-200mm-f-4-IF-macro-Star-200-F4-/251087245004?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a75f74ecc
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06-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #16
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Somebody is probably out there right now, cutting up a highend Canon or Nikon FF body worth $4000.00 dollars to put this lens on it...
Let's hope they don't cut the aperture lever off the lens and ruin it for any future Pentax users.

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No...
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06-19-2012, 08:07 AM   #19
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Insane! Probably gone to a collector. I doubt you will be able to see a 2000 dollar better result apart from the new Sigma 180/f2.8 Macro... But as a collector I would understand buying it at that huge amount.
It might be significantly better than the Sigma 180 macro, but I wonder if it is significantly better than the A*200/4 macro? It is a different design apparently - 2 more elements. But more elements is not always better. Anyone here can comment?

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But more elements is not always better. Anyone here can comment?
Start a comparison thread, we can have a "macro off"
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QuoteOriginally posted by DanielT74 Quote
It might be significantly better than the Sigma 180 macro, but I wonder if it is significantly better than the A*200/4 macro? It is a different design apparently - 2 more elements. But more elements is not always better. Anyone here can comment?
I'd love to see a comparison. Throw in the Nikon 200mm F4 macro/micro, which looks to have equally good build quality, but fewer elements also.
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I'd love to see a comparison. Throw in the Nikon 200mm F4 macro/micro, which looks to have equally good build quality, but fewer elements also.
Sadly I have neither one. Just sold my A*200/4 to a lucky forumer here. Will have to content myself with the Voigt 125/2.5 macro and Leica 100/2.8. Will probably sell the Voigt on... though i can't confidently say that the Leica is superior, just different.
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DO people collect Pentax FA lenses??
Yes.

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only the outliers
You have to have outliers. Otherwise, who else would screw up the statistics.
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You have to have outliers. Otherwise, who else would screw up the statistics.
I dunno, but I see an entire forum full of outliers.
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I dunno, but I see an entire forum full of outliers.
So you're outing us all as liars?
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So you're outing us all as liars?
Note the careful use of "outing" in this statement.

No indignation, no statement saying, you're calling us liars.


Perhaps this is simple resignation to the fact that you (read as most PentaxForums members), will spend more on glass than you will on a car.
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No indignation, no statement saying, you're calling us liars.
Well, I'm a fisherman too so ... ;~)
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