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A* 200mm Marco f4
Posted By: blan01, 10-17-2016, 05:06 PM

Very rare, however it is too expensive in my opinion, but it's a good lens.
Near Mint Pentax A Macro 200mm F4 Lens for Pentax K Mount from Japan 957 | eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EXC-SMC-PENTAX-A-MACRO-1-4-f-4-200mm-ED-STAR-Lens-RA...0/322296591003
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10-18-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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Add this one to the list. Been a while since I saw three of these up for sale at once.

EXC+++ SMC PENTAX A Macro f/4 200mm ED Lens from Japan
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Looks like D-FA 200mm/f4 DC AW is in the pipe. 2 of them are very clean and I have a feeling that they are coming from the insider group of people at Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
Looks like D-FA 200mm/f4 DC AW is in the pipe. 2 of them are very clean and I have a feeling that they are coming from the insider group of people at Pentax.
What do you mean exactly ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by fsge Quote
What do you mean exactly ?
I take it that the implication is..... that people "in the know" are off loading their lens before the value potentially takes a dive..... when something new, similar and updated is released.

Not an unbelievable "theory" that one could dismiss outright.... most great older lenses would settle eventually around a bit less then a great new one, I would think.... and the 200 is so expensive now that it could drop a $1,000 or so I guess.

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I take it that the implication is..... that people "in the know" are off loading their lens before the value potentially takes a dive..... when something new, similar and updated is released.

Not an unbelievable "theory" that one could dismiss outright.... most great older lenses would settle eventually around a bit less then a great new one, I would think.... and the 200 is so expensive now that it could drop a $1,000 or so I guess.
Exactly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I take it that the implication is..... that people "in the know" are off loading their lens before the value potentially takes a dive..... when something new, similar and updated is released.

Not an unbelievable "theory" that one could dismiss outright.... most great older lenses would settle eventually around a bit less then a great new one, I would think.... and the 200 is so expensive now that it could drop a $1,000 or so I guess.
Ok good.
I will start saving for a 200 macro lens then I dont believe anymore in 150 or 180 sigma being available in K mount soon

On last pentax roadmap, could it be the large aperture Medium Telephoto single focus lens?


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QuoteOriginally posted by fsge Quote
Medium Telephoto
this sounds like a 135mm f1.8 for me
11-26-2016, 07:38 AM   #10
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A couple of these are still available and are listed for around $2500 now.
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I'm waiting for the 67D - 67 lenses sell for next to nothing now
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The sample of this would be the drop in price of the FA*80-200 as the DFA 70-200 came out.

All the sudden there were FA*80-200s for sale every where.

Back when everyone wants 2k for them, I would have paid $1200 for it, even though I knew I could get the Tamron 70-200 for less than $1000 that would have been as good or better.
Now that the DFA 70-200 is out, I wouldn't make room for it in my cupboard if they gave it to me. I simply don't want the lens, and if I do want a lens in that focal length, I will get the faster focusing, silent, WR, DFA.

As for the 200 macro... Guess it's a nice lens, but would I even use it? And for what? I take my Sigma 70-300 which provides decent 200 macro maybe one every couple of years.
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the price is ridiculous for a manual focus lens that dated ~10 years (we are not talking about Leica <= that's a religion, not photo equipment )
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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
the price is ridiculous for a manual focus lens that dated ~10 years (we are not talking about Leica <= that's a religion, not photo equipment )
Fully agree. It is a good piece of optical glasses but highly overpriced due to rarity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
the price is ridiculous for a manual focus lens that dated ~10 years (we are not talking about Leica <= that's a religion, not photo equipment )
For macro use, it is optically the best Pentax has ever made.
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