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Keh - FA* 300 2.8 & FA* 300 4.5
Posted By: stormtech, 09-18-2012, 05:30 PM

Not really a price watch, but nice to see when these lenses are available once in a while.

FA* 300 2.8 (EX+) - $3959

Pentax Autofocus 300 F2.8 SMC FA ED INTERNAL FOCUS (43 DROP-IN) WITH FILTERS WITH HOOD, CAPS, CASE, 35MM SLR AUTO FOCUS TELEPHOTO LENS - KEH.com

FA* 300 4.5 (EX+) - $959

Pentax Autofocus 300 F4.5 SMC FA ED INTERNAL FOCUS (67) WITH HOOD, CAPS, 35MM SLR AUTO FOCUS TELEPHOTO LENS - KEH.com

If only it were an FA* 400 2.8...........
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I'd settle for the FA*400 f5.6!
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Wow -- what a load of high-end glass to suddenly appear on KEH (these plus the A* lenses linked elsewhere). EX+, coming from KEH that means something.
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Looks like the FA* 300 4.5 is gone now - but an F* 300 4.5 was just listed here in the Marketplace!

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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Not really a price watch, but nice to see when these lenses are available once in a while.

FA* 300 2.8 (EX+) - $3959

Pentax Autofocus 300 F2.8 SMC FA ED INTERNAL FOCUS (43 DROP-IN) WITH FILTERS WITH HOOD, CAPS, CASE, 35MM SLR AUTO FOCUS TELEPHOTO LENS - KEH.com

FA* 300 4.5 (EX+) - $959

Pentax Autofocus 300 F4.5 SMC FA ED INTERNAL FOCUS (67) WITH HOOD, CAPS, 35MM SLR AUTO FOCUS TELEPHOTO LENS - KEH.com

If only it were an FA* 400 2.8...........

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That's not too bad of a price for the 300/2.8.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
That's not too bad of a price for the 300/2.8.
And a little over a month later, the lens is gone. I will admit that had it gone on sale again (KEH does little sales regularly) my resistance might have broken down, so I'm kind of glad it sold.
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I recently saw a Canon FD 400mm f2.8L sell for $1325 on ebay: Canon 400mm F2 8 L FD Lens with Case Hood and Cap | eBay

While the Pentax equivalent sells for what $3.5K at least? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-SMC-Pentax-A-Green-Star-400mm-f-2-8-ED-IF-Lens-EX-/190708824161

There was an debate whether legacy Pentax lenses are overpriced - I rest my case.

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QuoteOriginally posted by DanielT74 Quote
There was an debate whether legacy Pentax lenses are overpriced - I rest my case.
That's an FD-mount lens. Check prices on EF-mount models. About US$4,000 for the unstabilized version.
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And another copy of the FA* 300/2.8 from KEH. Or was the one above returned? Same grade, EX+, although this one is listed on eBay and apparently not in their regular web store.

Pentax 300mm F 2 8 SMC FA If Ed AF Lens 3038363 Free Shipping 12128 0027075002050 | eBay
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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Looks like the FA* 300 4.5 is gone now - but an F* 300 4.5 was just listed here in the Marketplace!
i just bought an F*300/4.5 locally and holy cow, it is a great lens! I like it better than the DA*300/4 I've been renting for my event shooting.
I cannot imagine how much better the $4K/2.8 must be!
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
And another copy of the FA* 300/2.8 from KEH. Or was the one above returned? Same grade, EX+, although this one is listed on eBay and apparently not in their regular web store.
I've purchased from KEH on eBay before. Apparently they list an item there when it doesn't move from their own site very quickly, and they tack on enough to cover the fees charged. Bigger audience, but at a price...
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
Apparently they list an item there when it doesn't move from their own site very quickly, and they tack on enough to cover the fees charged. Bigger audience, but at a price...
Aha, good to know. The listing is BIN but includes the "make an offer" option.
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