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FA*85 F1.4 $855 ebay
Posted By: nicoprod, 01-13-2015, 03:16 PM

I just sold my FA*85 on our marketplace with a lot of people interested in buying it... I just noticed this one on ebay, for a good price...


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01-13-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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Already sold !
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Hmmmm not near as pretty as the FA 77. Looks like a silver pop can
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Already sold !
To me

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Sorry for calling your lens......ahhh......less than beautiful
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Shoot!


Lucky you, I think the price was right !!


Now let's hunt for something else... maybe a 77mm LTD then.
But I have a special attraction for the old silvers FA*... Since I got the big one. They have a special signature!
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Sorry for calling your lens......ahhh......less than beautiful
I already have a FA*24, so I know what to expect. I'm confident it will look pretty good on my silver K-3 or Moon Silver K-S1, but what really matters are the PICTURES
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Lucky you, I think the price was right !!
You can get this one, free shipping.
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Good Job Sandy!

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Wow they do go for under $900 nowadays... I'm glad I sold mine for slightly more. They'll go back up when the FF is out.
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Good Job Sandy!
It's all your fault
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Ha! You'll love it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nicoprod Quote
Good Job Sandy!

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Wow they do go for under $900 nowadays... I'm glad I sold mine for slightly more. They'll go back up when the FF is out.


Humm... Looking at the eBay listing and photos...
Weird, there is like a line in the front element...

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Humm... Looking at the eBay listing and photos...
Weird, there is like a line in the front element...
Hmmm, looks like a hair, but who knows.. Lots of lens resellers move so much merchandise without cleaning anything, and take poor pictures... It's a little scary..
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Wow they do go for under $900 nowadays... I'm glad I sold mine for slightly more. They'll go back up when the FF is out.
There is also the Sigma's version available that seems not bad too!
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Having sold a number of lenses on ebay myself, I can attest that there is a perverse incentive there to actually use bad pictures. I would take unretouched, well-lit, high res pics of the lens form every side, and on more than one occasion, so every little flaw is visible. As a result,I had people request returns because "the pictures made it look too good," an excuse that is apparently accepted by ebay, no questions asked, even on no-return items.

All that said, it looks like it's just a hair.

QuoteOriginally posted by nicoprod Quote
Hmmm, looks like a hair, but who knows.. Lots of lens resellers move so much merchandise without cleaning anything, and take poor pictures... It's a little scary..

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