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Pentax FA* 200/4 Macro $3,886.86 Ebay
Posted By: Clinton, 12-31-2020, 09:33 AM

Well there's a surprise in my periodic scan of ebay:

[14899Z6] Complete product PENTAX SMC PENTAX-FA 200mm F4 MACRO ED IF Hooded supe | eBay



♦ Condition
Excellent++

♦ Appearance (not including optical/glass part)
There are slight small scratches.
No large scratch.
The state of Mount also good.
Overall Very good condition.
No sticky and cigarette odor.
Please check on the photos for detailed condition of the product.

♦ Optical/Glass system
No scratch,
No haze/fog,
There are some small dust. (It does not affect the photograph),
No balsam separation,
No fungus

♦ Function
It works properly.
Focusing is smooth and accurate.

If you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for visiting.
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12-31-2020, 10:20 AM - 1 Like   #2
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Ouch, i got mine 6 months ago on E-bay from Japan for less than half that price, Ex++
12-31-2020, 10:49 AM   #3
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I bought mine the day it came out for sale. I think costed around $1000 brand new. Some whined that it was too expensive back then. A good investment.
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There's a Sigma 180mm f3.5 EX Macro in Pentax mount on the bay of e's for just under 800 Euros (located in France). Seems like a much better value.

There must have been a sale at the focus ring store when Pentax was making these 200mm Macros...

12-31-2020, 11:10 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Ouch, i got mine 6 months ago on E-bay from Japan for less than half that price, Ex++
wow cool! Lucky you! if you find anther one like that let me know!
12-31-2020, 11:22 AM   #6
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Actually it was proposed around USD2000, but with fungus inside and no lens-hood filter clip (*).
I managed to get it for USD1600, and the seller had in the meantime processed it to Pentax for fungus cleaning.
But OK to let you know if i see something around those values.

(*) you can find spare (black ones) on 645 FA150-300mm lens hood

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QuoteOriginally posted by pres589 Quote
There's a Sigma 180mm f3.5 EX Macro in Pentax mount on the bay of e's for just under 800 Euros (located in France).
Currently there's no Sigma 180mm for Pentax from france.

One very good copy from Germany did sell for 250€ this month:
Sigma EX 180mm 3.5 DG Macro PENTAX AF , Spitzenmacro #LB22 | eBay

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angerdan: That seems like an amazing price for that lens.
12-31-2020, 02:30 PM - 1 Like   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
Currently there's no Sigma 180mm for Pentax from france.

One very good copy from Germany did sell for 250€ this month:
Sigma EX 180mm 3.5 DG Macro PENTAX AF , Spitzenmacro #LB22 | eBay



this one from france:
Lens sigma 180 f3.5 ex dg apo macro for pentax | eBay


it's a great lens, but if you want a long macro that's great and available, don't overlook the irix 150.

a cheaper one also sold from germany, but was a 1:2 5.6 macro, a entirely different lens.
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KEH Has the manual focus SMC-A version for $1500
https://www.keh.com/shop/200-f4-smc-a-macro-ed-58-lens-1.html
01-09-2021, 01:34 AM   #11
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Would this be better than a brand new Irix 150mm Macro (799,- € new) plus a good TC 1.4x => f4/210mm?
01-09-2021, 01:36 AM   #12
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Looks like it's sold....
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SMC Pentax-A* 200mm F4 Macro ED Reviews - A Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
QuoteOriginally posted by acoufap Quote
Would this be better than a brand new Irix 150mm Macro (799,- € new) plus a good TC 1.4x => f4/210mm?
https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=889257&u=523490&m=66875&urllink=keh.com/s...html&afftrack=
01-09-2021, 06:19 AM   #14
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One lens overlooked by many is the Vivitar Series 1 90-180mm f4.5 flat field macro. Yes, it's big and heavy but it provides 1:2 macro at 180mm and it's not that much slower than an f4. It is a bargain among long macro lenses. It was manufactured by the well respected Kino (aka Kiron).

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QuoteOriginally posted by onlineflyer Quote
One lens overlooked by many is the Vivitar Series 1 90-180mm f4.5 flat field macro. Yes, it's big and heavy but it provides 1:2 macro at 180mm and it's not that much slower than an f4. It is a bargain among long macro lenses.
Yes, but at 1:2, is it really even a macro... or just what Vivitar calls a macro for marketing purposes?
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