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[WTB] Pentax M 85 f2 (preferably EU)

Discussion in 'Expired Listings' started by snake, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. snake

    snake SC Regular

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    Oct 4, 2011
    I'm looking for one of these, hoping for it to be in ok condition.

    I've got feelers out in some other forums.
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Sue
    Keep an eye on ebay too. There was one there just a couple of weeks back. Can't remember how much, just more than I wanted to pay. May end up getting a Rokinon/Samyang etc. instead (or a Pentax FA77 Ltd)
     
  3. snake

    snake SC Regular

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    Yep, I saw a couple here on fleabay that went for quite nice pricing, but I was away for the weekend, so couldn't monitor them. I got an offer on the german pentax forum, but the guy was obviously making an attempt at gouging. I could simply go and sacrifice some length and speed and gain AF by going DA70 as a better value.

    I think the speed and FL of the 77 are great, but I can't justify the stunning price here in Germany. The Samyang is ok, but large. If I went manual, I'd sacrifice speed for the size and go for the M85.

    The sigma 85 1.4 has become incredibly expensive, too. It appears that Europe got a silent price increase on the factory lenses and the other manufacturers followed. The Euro's massive troubles and devaluation are no help, either.