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Five (5) Pentax FA* 400mm/5.6 lenses on ebay. $2040-$2500
Posted By: Clinton, 03-12-2016, 10:13 AM



Cheapest two:

Pentax SMC FA 400mm F5 6 If Ed Lens Hood Filter | eBay

Pentax FA 400mm F 5 6 If Ed Lens EX | eBay

pentax FA 400mm 5.6 -645 -chart | eBay

I searched for one of these for more than a year, now there are 5 at once...
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03-12-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
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There are usually some on there as far as i can remember. Though at a cost more than they are worth in my opinion.
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As expected, a mountain of FF lenses is starting to appear.
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Eh, I think I'll polish my A 400/5.6 instead...

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Eh, I think I'll polish my A 400/5.6 instead...
I would, too, if I had one. THose prices are crazy. But, I guess as long as the market pays, it doesnt matter.
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At those prices, the DFA150-450 is looking like a bargain.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
At those prices, the DFA150-450 is looking like a bargain.
^^^ This.
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But a great lens and well worth having!

I searched for one at an "affordable" price for over a year as well and ended up painfully paying $2300 US because I thought I may never see another one on eBay. I have had mine now for over three years and was well worth it. Just a funny coincidence but the lens pictured in your third link with the LensCoat camo is actually mine!

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Cheapest two:

Pentax SMC FA 400mm F5 6 If Ed Lens Hood Filter | eBay

Pentax FA 400mm F 5 6 If Ed Lens EX | eBay

pentax FA 400mm 5.6 -645 -chart | eBay

I searched for one of these for more than a year, now there are 5 at once...


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I would, too, if I had one. THose prices are crazy. But, I guess as long as the market pays, it doesnt matter.
Yup. I am curious about how the IQ compares to the A 400... it doesn't seem like the FA would have much of an advantage there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oneill Quote
I searched for one at an "affordable" price for over a year as well and ended up painfully paying $2300 US because I thought I may never see another one on eBay. I have had mine now for over three years and was well worth it. Just a funny coincidence but the lens pictured in your third link with the LensCoat camo is actually mine!

I just took a look at some of your pictures and they are amazing
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Yup. I am curious about how the IQ compares to the A 400... it doesn't seem like the FA would have much of an advantage there.
Yep - I'd like to see how much difference there is between the two. I've got the A and have been pleased with it's performance (I never really got on with the M) but have never had the opportunity to use an FA*
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D-FA 150-450 is a no brainer given the prices on these lenses.
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Wish the prices were comparable to Canon 400/5.6? At the prices mentioned above, it is rather tempting to pick a Canon 400 + some nice body
If the Pentax lenses prices are about USD 1000 odd there would be many buyers, I think
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Just for reference, I bought one in 1997 new for GBP 1000 (inc VAT) - that was a good price then, but a lot lower than is being asked now for second-hand. It's a very good lens, but not a great one - worthy of the * rating, but not in the same league as the best of them.
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