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FA 43 f/1.9 limited
Posted By: ranjitacharya, 04-23-2013, 11:37 AM

FA 43 available at goodwill store. It will be interesting to see what the max bid will be.
Anyone interested?

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Wow. Some lucky person will pick this up cheap!
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Already $250 with 5 days left.........
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This is the early version FA43 with blue and red coating.
Amazing for someone putting this to Goodwill

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QuoteOriginally posted by MegaPower Quote
This is the early version FA43 with blue and red coating.
Amazing for someone putting this to Goodwill
We have one a block from the clinic and we deal with them regularly. They get a lot of leftovers from estates of deceased folks. My bet is that someone saw that the camera was a film camera, the battery was dead, and they just put it in the box with other stuff.

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Already $250 with 5 days left.........
i put max bid of 249 and i was outbid. thats how it reached 250 .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
We have one a block from the clinic and we deal with them regularly. They get a lot of leftovers from estates of deceased folks. My bet is that someone saw that the camera was a film camera, the batter was dead, and they just put it in the box with other stuff.
Would some of the family try to keep them instead of giving away?
Or do you think some of them are out of reach from their family?
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In an ideal world, this lens should go for about 75% of its real market value. But like the K f/1.2 on ebay the other day, all these untested, condition-unknown lenses are going for what a fully tested and accurately described one should go for.

I will probably put a sufficiently low bid on it (even though I want an even earlier model with the logo engraved in the front cap), but I can see it ending in the $500-550 area. If it doesn't hit $500, I'll be surprised...and in that case, I may also be the next owner

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Wow. Some lucky person will pick this up cheap!
Lol - not anymore.
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Lol - not anymore.
Yup... that possible future was forever changed the moment the link appeared on this forum
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QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
In an ideal world, this lens should go for about 75% of its real market value. But like the K f/1.2 on ebay the other day, all these untested, condition-unknown lenses are going for what a fully tested and accurately described one should go for.

I will probably put a sufficiently low bid on it (even though I want an even earlier model with the logo engraved in the front cap), but I can see it ending in the $500-550 area. If it doesn't hit $500, I'll be surprised...and in that case, I may also be the next owner
I believe this is the earliest version with the logo printed on the front cap and a brown leather case.
The later version (MIJ) and current version (AIV) has the logo engraved on the cap
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It's now $341 for the kit. I bet that the people at Goodwill are like, "WTF? It's a film camera!" LOL
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585$ at Amazon. Very good price I'd say!
Amazon.com: Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens with Case and Hood (Black): Camera & Photo
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$477 was the winning bid (it wasn't me ) great price just the lens alone early version of the FA43, I hope it is one of the members here in PF
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$477 was the winning bid (it wasn't me ) great price just the lens alone early version of the FA43, I hope it is one of the members here in PF
IF it is in descent shape.
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