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Pentax A*135 1.8 at KEH
Posted By: Scorpio71GR, 07-11-2018, 05:35 PM

You do not see one of these very often. $1953.00, excellent condition with caps. Way too much for me but maybe someone here can afford this wonderful piece of glass.

Pentax 135mm F/1.8 SMC A* K Mount Manual Focus Lens {77} at KEH Camera Store
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07-12-2018, 07:53 AM   #2
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What a nice find. I hope someone who will use it buys it. Too sad if it becomes a shelf queen.
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No recent pricing in the lens database;the most recent was in 2015 purchased for $1,350, and 2014 before that for $1,850.
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This is not a lens you buy for the price. This is a lens you buy simply because you want it.

07-12-2018, 03:00 PM   #5
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There are only three legacy lenses remaining on my bucket list, and this is one.
Must. Resist.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
There are only three legacy lenses remaining on my bucket list, and this is one.
Must. Resist.
I won’t go there. Didn’t even look. Didn’t look at Ron Bogg’s 600/4 either .
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
There are only three legacy lenses remaining on my bucket list, and this is one.
Must. Resist.
Be Strong my friend!
07-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
There are only three legacy lenses remaining on my bucket list, and this is one.
Must. Resist.

Don't resist Sandy!


If you got it I know you'd use it, and use it well. It would be a shame if it slinks off to obscurity on a shelf somewhere.

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QuoteOriginally posted by krazykat Quote
Don't resist Sandy!


If you got it I know you'd use it, and use it well. It would be a shame if it slinks off to obscurity on a shelf somewhere.
Get thee behind me Tempter! Sandy you will prevail against the temptations of LBA and GAS. I have faith in your resolve!
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In Aussie Dollars and with import duty added that's going to be north of 3000. Not happening.

It's not like I don't have other options at the focal length; I'll just have to struggle on with my K135/2.5, DA*50-135 and DFA*70-200
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
This is not a lens you buy for the price. This is a lens you buy simply because you want it.
If anyone wants this lens who is not worried about the price then just let me know. I'll buy it and then sell it to you for only twice the price.
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Looks like there's another available on eBay for Buy It Now price of $1,923.
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Am I the only person who's astonished that a reputable shop will advertise an experienced item for just shy of $2000, and yet can't be bothered to take pictures of the actual item for sale?
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B&H, Adorama, and KEH do not show photos of the used items they sell. However I have always found their rating systems to be rather conservative. With the amount of used items they sell it probably is not practical to take photographs of them all. I have always been able to get any information I need on a used item before purchasing it.
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Something dramatic has changed. I don’t want this lens. Huh.

I’ll leave it for Sandy.
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