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Big lens spotting. FA* 250-600 ~$9000
Posted By: Clinton, 04-13-2016, 06:16 AM

AF SMC Pentax FA 5 6 250 600 If Ed 3703657 | eBay
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08-16-2016, 08:40 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by lonestar0 Quote
Rough looking lens and the seller will only drop $500 to $8500 US. This lens is still on Ebay (8/16/2016), 7 months later. There is another one that came on Ebay recently and is still unsold:
Pentax FA 250 600mm Supertelephoto Zoom Lens | eBay

Curious.....Did anyone see this lens when it came on Ebay last week?......

Yes I did... I am looking with interest each and every FA*250-600 that come up in eBay or other places...

I did had a chat a couple years ago with a local used materials shop who know Pentax well and he told me at that time that a very good copy could worth between $ 7000 and $ 10 000 Canadian. (when USD-CAD exchange was near the par...)
in 2013, there was one advertised at $ 13500 US, it was displayed for quite a long time... Don't know how it ended...

I have seen many within the range $ 5-7K US, which seems the average so far... I did not made real statistics though.

08-16-2016, 08:58 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by a5m Quote
Yes I agree at $9k it is definitely a gamble. Owning one would require some extra special attention.
And insurance!

Would be interesting if they relaunched a similar lens. Or even one with a variable aperture (to reduce some of the size and weight).. not much on the long end for Pentax.
08-22-2016, 01:16 PM   #18
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Now isn't this interesting....
This Pentax FA* 250-600 seems to be making the rounds. First it was for sale on the Pentax Forums by Kjames5 for $5000 in 2014:

and now it's ebay (still with his name tag) for $7000:
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