Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Pentax 200MM Macro F2.8
Posted By: Phil1, 08-09-2012, 05:46 PM

Another Big Boy macro up. Not sure how long it has been on the list, buy now catagory.

Pentax SMC A MACRO ED 200mm F/2.8 Macro Lens RARE | eBay

Mis-posted on FleaBay it is the F4 Macro as the pic shows, FYI

Last edited by Phil1; 08-25-2012 at 09:45 AM.
Views: 2,109
08-09-2012, 06:54 PM - 1 Like   #2
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,770
Please stop posting these. I cannot afford that but it makes me buy something else I don't need but can afford.....

Seriously that is just beautiful.
08-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
Forum Member
Photos-by-Chas's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northwest Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 77
I noticed something that raises my skepticism. The listing says f2.8, but the photos clearly show the max aperture to be f4 on the aperture ring. Also the description states f4.
08-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,770
Could be simple error or maybe trying to get more attention to their listing. Macro 200mm is f/4 no question on that. But there is also a 200mm f/2.8 so maybe just got confused when looking up the info. But if you are asking for that much cash you might want to get your facts right.

08-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
Veteran Member
Julie's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Illinois
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,067
I asked the seller if it was f/2.8 or 4 and this was their reply:


"Hi,

My mistake, I will correct it , it is the F4 macro (there was no 200mm F2,8 macro lens made by pentax)"

It really must have just been a mistake because they did change it.
08-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
Site Supporter
jatrax's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,770
Easy mistake to make. I love cruising ebay and informing all the sellers of Pentax 50mm f/1.2 RARE lenses that they really have a 50mm f/2 and it is not RARE.
08-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #7
Veteran Member
Julie's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Illinois
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,067
QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Easy mistake to make. I love cruising ebay and informing all the sellers of Pentax 50mm f/1.2 RARE lenses that they really have a 50mm f/2 and it is not RARE.
If only I had a nickle for every time I've seen someone list a 50 f/2 as a f/1.2...
08-13-2012, 10:35 PM - 1 Like   #8
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
Phil
Another Big Boy macro up. Not sure how long it has been on the list, buy now catagory.

Pentax SMC A MACRO ED 200mm F/2.8 Macro Lens RARE | eBay


People want to much for items on ebay offered him 1900 came back with counter offer 2800 so i offered him 1700 he declined its a nice lens but over price if every one offed him between 800 - 1200 next week he will take my 1500

08-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,292
Original Poster
We will see how it goes. I am just a spectator. I guess the speculation on the FF has dropped some so FF lens prices may drop a bit too but this 200 Macro is one of the collectable classics. The sellers location is Singapore and it is my impression the Asian resellers ask major money for their inventory.
08-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
You can say that again Hong Kong the worst , its our own fault for talking up these lenses there nice but way over the top as with the A*400/2.8 on ebay asking $6000+ and $250 postage I told him if the want to sell it i will give them $3600 including postage and thats a fair offer they hope some one silly enough will buy it ,
08-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
Forum Member
Photos-by-Chas's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northwest Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 77
Have any of you seen the red K-x on the bay that has a bid of $1136.00? I could not believe it. At the same time there was a blue K-x listed as "rare" and its bid went to $1100.00 but that changed quickly and was down to around $350. If someone can get $1100+ for a red K-x, I just might consider selling my black one, without lenses, for $800 or 900 to buy a K30. Anyone think that would fly? lol
08-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #12
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
I have seen a 50 /1.4 8 element go for over $400 some people don't research or get caught up in the Auction and i seen a VL 125/2.5 macro go for $3000 Nuts
08-19-2012, 01:31 PM   #13
Loyal Site Supporter
Pioneer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Elko, Nevada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,231
If you price it high enough you can continue re-posting for 30 days at a time for quite some time without cutting into your profit margin enough to worry about it. Leave it up long enough and someone may finally bite.
08-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #14
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
I just keep making offers at the price i iam willing to pay if theres no interest some time it works .
08-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #15
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,292
Original Poster
It has been up for just 10 days since I noticed it with 3 offers obviously declined. You are dealing with a Singapore reseller so they may not budge or if they do it will be after some time. Good luck with it.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
200mm, macro, pentax, pentax deals
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro AF (PENTAX) milka Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 11-19-2012 08:45 AM
Wanted - Acquired: Pentax FA* 200mm f/4 macro miles Sold Items 7 05-29-2012 02:11 PM
Pentax A* Macro 200mm f/4.0 ED for $2,799 Clinton Pentax Price Watch 6 07-22-2011 11:37 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax 200mm A* Macro (Worldwide) Mark2100 Sold Items 3 09-18-2010 09:10 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:50 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top