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F* 250-600 on eBay for $5300
Posted By: builttospill, 09-29-2018, 06:27 PM

This was just posted. It looks to be in fantastic condition and offered at a fair price.
PENTAX SMC F* 250-600mm F/5.6 ED [IF] Lens ((Good Condition+++)) | eBay
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09-30-2018, 01:56 AM   #2
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I want it if only I had the kidney to give doh
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We Aussies would have to pay a couple of grand in import duties, but it's still tempting....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
I want it if only I had the kidney to give doh
Don't you have two Mark?

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lol - already gave one away in the purchase of a similar expensive lens

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I love my F* 250-600. Someone here should pick this up.
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I love my F* 250-600. Someone here should pick this up.
I am a collector of F glass and would LOVE to swap the FA* version for this lens. Such a rare beast - very rare.
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There was a time when I would have clicked first and looked at my balance later. As it is, I’m selling and saving for 2019.

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There was a time when I would have clicked first and looked at my balance later. As it is, Iím selling and saving for 2019.
Yep. That DFA*85 must be on the way!
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Quite a fascinating item! Didn't even know this lens existed. As a collectors item, it's definitely cool but as a practical lens I don't think it's worth $5300USD.
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So what will be the import duty like if someone order this from the USA?
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I am a collector of F glass and would LOVE to swap the FA* version for this lens. Such a rare beast - very rare.
We should discuss this more if you're serious. It's my only F* lens, and I would love to add the FA* version to my FA* 24 and FA* 80-200.
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Quite a fascinating item! Didn't even know this lens existed. As a collectors item, it's definitely cool but as a practical lens I don't think it's worth $5300USD.
It's worth it. And it's not a collector's item, but then again I live so close to Yellowstone it's a lens I grab often. Actually I might be able to go a step closer and say this lens has saved my life because I didn't have to get closer to the bears. Take a look at the thread I created when I purchased this lens: Acquiring the F* 250-600 (LOTS of Photos) - PentaxForums.com
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Quite a fascinating item! Didn't even know this lens existed. As a collectors item, it's definitely cool but as a practical lens I don't think it's worth $5300USD.
Have you been to any migratory bird hot spots, major sporting events, or looked at a National Geographic magazine? What kind of equipment do you think is making those photos and videos and how much $$ do you think people have invested??
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So what will be the import duty like if someone order this from the USA?
This any one??
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