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3 FA 31mm Limiteds at KEH, one BGN for seemingly quite cheap.
Posted By: Nick Siebers, 04-05-2013, 07:55 PM

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Keh has also a FA77mm listed.

Considering that Keh's grading is quite conservative, all these are some interesting listings
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The FA 31mm lens they have are a good price.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
Keh has also a FA77mm listed.

Considering that Keh's grading is quite conservative, all these are some interesting listings
The 77mm is only $25 less than new, and with shipping costs on KEH vs free shipping on B&H, it's definitely not worth it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ploetzlich Quote
The 77mm is only $25 less than new, and with shipping costs on KEH vs free shipping on B&H, it's definitely not worth it.
Agreed.
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Just wanted to thank the OP for posting this! I was able to get the FA 31 in BGN condition. It was a fantastic price and even though it's missing the lens cap, I couldn't pass it up. I have been wanting this lens forever and finally it was affordable.

I received it today and the glass is in perfect condition. It has no wobble I can discern, and in my very brief tests so far, it seems to focus flawlessly. It does have a few marks on the barrel and hood, but I don't care. lol Can't wait to get out and really start shooting with this lens!

I've ordered a 58mm pinch cap and the Janco lens adapter tube lots of folks on here use as a hood for this lens, so lack of a lens cap was fixed for less than $10.
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Good for you Loco....I saw the original post and must admit....I thought about getting myself...but I just snagged the F-28mm 2.8 a couple weeks ago, and decided to pass.

Glad to hear the lens is in good shape....
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QuoteOriginally posted by loco Quote
Just wanted to thank the OP for posting this! I was able to get the FA 31 in BGN condition. It was a fantastic price and even though it's missing the lens cap, I couldn't pass it up. I have been wanting this lens forever and finally it was affordable.

I received it today and the glass is in perfect condition. It has no wobble I can discern, and in my very brief tests so far, it seems to focus flawlessly. It does have a few marks on the barrel and hood, but I don't care. lol Can't wait to get out and really start shooting with this lens!

I've ordered a 58mm pinch cap and the Janco lens adapter tube lots of folks on here use as a hood for this lens, so lack of a lens cap was fixed for less than $10.
Congratulations. It goes nicely with the DA *55 since they both have the same diameter filters.

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QuoteOriginally posted by loco Quote
Just wanted to thank the OP for posting this! I was able to get the FA 31 in BGN condition. It was a fantastic price and even though it's missing the lens cap, I couldn't pass it up. I have been wanting this lens forever and finally it was affordable.

I received it today and the glass is in perfect condition. It has no wobble I can discern, and in my very brief tests so far, it seems to focus flawlessly. It does have a few marks on the barrel and hood, but I don't care. lol Can't wait to get out and really start shooting with this lens!

I've ordered a 58mm pinch cap and the Janco lens adapter tube lots of folks on here use as a hood for this lens, so lack of a lens cap was fixed for less than $10.
Congratulations. Always happy to hear that KEH sent a good lens out at a bargain price. Enjoy your new 31!
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QuoteOriginally posted by loco Quote
Just wanted to thank the OP for posting this! I was able to get the FA 31 in BGN condition. It was a fantastic price and even though it's missing the lens cap, I couldn't pass it up. I have been wanting this lens forever and finally it was affordable.

I received it today and the glass is in perfect condition. It has no wobble I can discern, and in my very brief tests so far, it seems to focus flawlessly. It does have a few marks on the barrel and hood, but I don't care. lol Can't wait to get out and really start shooting with this lens!

I've ordered a 58mm pinch cap and the Janco lens adapter tube lots of folks on here use as a hood for this lens, so lack of a lens cap was fixed for less than $10.
So how much was it?
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Thanks, folks!

It was $695. I had targeted around $800 price for that lens but really couldn't afford that much right now. So when I saw it for under $700, I jumped.
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