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FA* 250-600/5.6 at B&H
Posted By: vonBaloney, 07-17-2015, 11:41 AM

$4999.95

Used Pentax Zoom Telephoto SMCP-FA* 250-600mm f/5.6 ED IF 27910
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07-20-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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This is very attractive.
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Do it!
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LOL! I did it a couple year ago, and I didn't regret it at all! :-P

just look at my flickr account for sample images with that lens...
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I'm sort of surprised that it hasn't sold yet. That's a really good price, but it would be nice to see a picture to learn just how beaten up it is cosmetically.

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I am making the plunge. I hope to have one of these magical lenses by weeks end .....
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the ol' 12 pounder.

07-21-2015, 01:10 PM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lukinosity Quote
the ol' 12 pounder.
Yeah, IT IS HEAVY ! but... What a lens!

investors have to understand they will also have to invest in a 1000-1500$ tripod+head/gimbal kit (price new) ... I'd also HIGHLY recommend a lens support such as the one made by Hejnarphotostore.com (Long lens support and 4" rail+Wheels) to reduce the vibrations to a max.... and have a better keeper rate!


See pic below....

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That is a nice price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
$4999.95
Makes the new DFA 150-450 look like a bargain at $2300.
07-21-2015, 11:03 PM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Makes the new DFA 150-450 look like a bargain at $2300.
Yeah, but the difference in reach between 600mm and 450mm would be noticeable...
With the HD TC 1.4x, that would make 630mm @ f8


but would that worth 2700$ more ? That is the question...

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A sigma 150-600 plus a D810 is a cheaper combination. Any idea as to how the lenses compare?
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Can't say, but when i switched from Sigma 150-500 to this one, the difference IQ , color etc was HUGE!

This lens can also make nice macro-like shots @600mm btw... ;-)


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I would buy this lens so freaking fast if I didn't have one.
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