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Pentax DA* 55mm: $594 ($205 off)
Posted By: Adam, 11-23-2012, 12:30 AM

The great 55mm portrait lens falls in price to something more reasonable: $594.

Pentax Telephoto 55mm f/1.4 DA* SDM Autofocus Lens 21790 B&H


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11-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #16
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Only 1.5 hours left - did you get yours yet Ecat........?
I managed to hold my breath and stay away from the computer LOL! Still holding out for the FA77 - hoping I can find one within my reach on the used market But damn, the photos from the DA55* have a lot of fairy dust, there's no doubt about that.


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don't get me started on jsherman, he is the ultimate gasoline poured over the flames of LBA. I even bought a couple of lenses from him thinking some of that mojo might rub off on me...
ROFL! Hey, sympathetic magic is a perfectly legit way to be creative! :P You guys are hugely inspiring to all of us - I'll refrain from saying more than that so as to spare you the blushing

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ecaterin Quote
I managed to hold my breath and stay away from the computer LOL! Still holding out for the FA77 - hoping I can find one within my reach on the used market But damn, the photos from the DA55* have a lot of fairy dust, there's no doubt about that.
Too funny! After I made my post last night about only having 1.5 hours left, I pictured you walking away from your computer until it was all over. I think you are doing the right thing in waiting out that 77 - I've done that before where I ended up "settling" for something different than I original was after, and usually regretted it.

I'll keep my eye open for that elusive smokin' deal on a new FA77!
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I'll keep my eye open for that elusive smokin' deal on a new FA77!
Dunno if you say my other post about the FA limiteds, but MAP restrictions currently prevent dealers from discounting them

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QuoteOriginally posted by stormtech Quote
Too funny! After I made my post last night about only having 1.5 hours left, I pictured you walking away from your computer until it was all over. I think you are doing the right thing in waiting out that 77 - I've done that before where I ended up "settling" for something different than I original was after, and usually regretted it.

I'll keep my eye open for that elusive smokin' deal on a new FA77!
frankly, I hold the opinion that the FA77 is one of a handful of lenses that can be purchased at full retail price without any second guessing of its value. Don't wait too long...

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Too funny! After I made my post last night about only having 1.5 hours left, I pictured you walking away from your computer until it was all over. I think you are doing the right thing in waiting out that 77 - I've done that before where I ended up "settling" for something different than I original was after, and usually regretted it.

I'll keep my eye open for that elusive smokin' deal on a new FA77!
Aww, thank you, Stan Yeah, I've been through this on the way to buying the DA15 - I know I'll fret unless I get The One. So far I'm holding out on temptation


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Dunno if you say my other post about the FA limiteds, but MAP restrictions currently prevent dealers from discounting them
Indeed, Adam! There'll be a good used one out there for me though. Eventually! And meanwhile, I'm quite curious about the regular price deals it sounds like you're working out with the stores! You rock
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frankly, I hold the opinion that the FA77 is one of a handful of lenses that can be purchased at full retail price without any second guessing of its value. Don't wait too long...
ITA - it really is. All three of them are, IMO. I camp out in the FA Ltd. thread and marvel at the texture and feel those lenses give and I miss my FA43 every time I get out my camera!

My inability to establish a business model by which my photography brings in a single dime, however, means it's quite a financial commitment and any $ I can save off of retail is worth looking for :P If I knew I could make the money back, I'd lay down the dollars for all three FA Ltds. *today*. Darned lack of business sense!

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