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SMC Pentax 135mm f1.8 **Cheap**
Posted By: Wild Mark, 10-13-2014, 09:45 PM

Sorry, sick joke

Pentax 135mm ?1 8 Used Rare Free Shipping F S From Japan | eBay

And the seller is throwing in free economy shipping - generous
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10-14-2014, 02:58 AM   #2
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USD$9150 seems a touch high. It might be a nice lens, and rare, but still.
I guess it means in future I might be able to offer my M 135/3.5 or K 135/2.5 for close to that price

That seller has quite few very expensive rareties - eg US$ 5,656.16 for an old Nikonos with a few lenses, a NIKON ultra-wide 13mm F2.8 for $4,113.57. Even a NIKON Nikon EM cut model promo for just US$2000. His listings make interesting browsing.
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Funny that is cheap, mine if I were to sell it, would be dearer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
Sorry, sick joke

Pentax 135mm ?1 8 Used Rare Free Shipping F S From Japan | eBay

And the seller is throwing in free economy shipping - generous
For that price, a First Class ticket should be provided for the buyer to return the same day.

10-14-2014, 07:07 AM   #5
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Reminds me of the joke about the guy selling apples by the road, with a sign that said "Apples 1 million dollars.."
Another guys stops his car rolls down the window and says "Isn't that really expensive."

The seller says " ya, but I only have to sell one."
It's obviously that kind of vendor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Reminds me of the joke about the guy selling apples by the road, with a sign that said "Apples 1 million dollars.."
Another guys stops his car rolls down the window and says "Isn't that really expensive."

The seller says " ya, but I only have to sell one."
It's obviously that kind of vendor.
Isn't that Ricoh's rational for the DA 560?
10-14-2014, 07:29 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Isn't that Ricoh's rational for the DA 560?
Lets see, 560 for $7k, 135 for $9k. IN cost per mm, the 560 is quite a bit cheaper.... I guess it depends on how you calculate it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Isn't that Ricoh's rational for the DA 560?
Boris,
The 560 value is, of course, questionable until you see some of the recent images on the 300mm+ thread that are appearing with more frequency.


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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
Boris,
The 560 value is, of course, questionable until you see some of the recent images on the 300mm+ thread that are appearing with more frequency.
or if you look at the price of Canikon equivalents.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venom3300 Quote
or if you look at the price of Canikon equivalents.
Or Sony.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
The 560 value is, of course, questionable until you see some of the recent images on the 300mm+ thread that are appearing in with more frequency.
It's not questionable at all when you look at the prices of other supertelephotos that have been recently introduced. The Sony 500 f4 still goes for $13,000 over at B & H. The new Canon 500 f4 sells for $9,500. Older 500mm superteles sell for less, but that's because they're older. New high end lenses cost more to make and market than ever. Keep in mind as well that, according to pre-1980 measurements of inflation, the price level has more than doubled in the last ten years. You can't judge prices on the basis of what lenses were selling for ten, fifteen years ago.

If you want Pentax to produce specialty lenses like high-end supertelephotos, tilt-shift lenses, ultra fast wide angle primes, expect to pay big bucks for them.
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an Equivalent purchase ;)

If you're buying a collectible as an 'investment', it might be worth that to a select global crowd, who knows.

If you're buying optical performance, though:

Pentax Full Frame K-FF body: $1700 - $3000 (your guess)
Pentax DA or FA 200mm f/2.8 = $1000

= 135mm f/1.8 in aps-c terms = $2700 to $4700, and we're probably talking more MTF, less CA than that 135 1.8 on K3.

And you get a free FF body for that $2700 - $4700!

(personally If I were to buy right now I might buy the FA/DA 200 2.8 used for around $400 - $600 to pair with A7R, it would be MF too.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
Boris,
The 560 value is, of course, questionable until you see some of the recent images on the 300mm+ thread that are appearing with more frequency.
I still think the Sigma 500/4.5 is a better value at $5000. Not that I will ever be able to afford either one.
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Reminds me of "Kevin's Cameras," the notorious ebay seller who sells everything at about 400% of retail value. Yet idiots keep buying and swooning over his stuff, even though his own images show that they often aren't in the condition he claims.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I still think the Sigma 500/4.5 is a better value at $5000. Not that I will ever be able to afford either one.
There's a some Da 560 floating on ebay for $3300-4500. In my opinion there's is nothing (I repeat NOTHING) on its range category that can match its IQ and colors available for Pentax to date (FA* 600mm f4 maybe). That makes picking one up the easiest decision in the world..........(you gotta love that)
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