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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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04-13-2016, 06:26 AM   #2
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Actually ~$9,000
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
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There was(?) one listed in the Marketplace for 7k, bert. That's a better "bargain"...lol

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Shipping is only $25. So surely a bargain...
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I feel guilt for not using mine more regularly
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I feel guilt for not using mine more regularly
I've got a solution; send it here and I'll use it for you.

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I feel guilt for not using mine more regularly
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Actually that's my most used lens so far!
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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?......sold for $6000.
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Curious to know how much this cost when it was selling new.
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I did a Google search and came up with a 1989 Popular Photography Magazine page showing the lens selling at B&H for $5749. In 1994, Smile Photo had it for $6400.

Huge money back then. Approximately the price of an engagement ring today. And they seem to have a good value if the lens is selling for the same approximate price as the late 80's and early 90's.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lonestar0 Quote
I did a Google search and came up with a 1989 Popular Photography Magazine page showing the lens selling at B&H for $5749.
For a second I thought I saw $57.49. Haha wouldn't that be something. But thank you for looking that up. Still a big chunk of change for '89 but taking that into consideration I feel like the eBay lens is fairly priced.
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QuoteOriginally posted by a5m Quote
For a second I thought I saw $57.49. Haha wouldn't that be something. But thank you for looking that up. Still a big chunk of change for '89 but taking that into consideration I feel like the eBay lens is fairly priced.
Considering there are no new parts due to it being long discontinued (and thus not supported by authorized repair) it is a bit of a gamble now.. and it isn't as if one can buy a spare broken one and use those parts since they are so rare.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mee Quote
Considering there are no new parts due to it being long discontinued (and thus not supported by authorized repair) it is a bit of a gamble now.. and it isn't as if one can buy a spare broken one and use those parts since they are so rare.
Yes I agree at $9k it is definitely a gamble. Owning one would require some extra special attention.
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