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Posted By: dragon132312, 03-31-2013, 08:54 PM

Here an other one for sale. i think It.will be for a while at the asking price


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Not me either. I like long glass but not for that much cash.

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Oh, it's still around. Pentax SMC PK A PKA Ed If 8 1200 1200mm F8 Auch Digital Fast Lichtstark Top | eBay

I think 9k or 10k isn't off the menu, but this is a little much.
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Oh, it's still around. Pentax SMC PK A PKA Ed If 8 1200 1200mm F8 Auch Digital Fast Lichtstark Top | eBay

I think 9k or 10k isn't off the menu, but this is a little much.
After spending some time with long glass, the other very practical question that comes to my mind is the true usefulness of such
a long piece of glass. An FA600 f/4 wtih a 2x-L extender gets you to about the same place---and that is out where camera shake
is almost out of control, unless you have a portable block of concrete to stabilize your lens, so at some place diminishing returns
sets in.

As the novelty of the gee whiz long glass has worn down a little, I have become increasingly convinced that the Pentax-A 400 f/2.8 with
a extender or two handy is an extremely credible combination for dealing with critters a long ways off.


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