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Old Apr 22, 2006, 7:34 PM   #1
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I just went through the bids on a FA*200mm2.8 which closed at US$1,100. I did not bid at all .

A quick look of same product of Canon at B&H (Canon Telephoto EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens) only costs $600 brand new.

I would believe that * lens costs a bit more than comparable N or C lens.

Should I compare this way? Or the ebay seller happens to be Frank and people are fully aware of the lens quality?

Is that an exception? Not that long ago, Henry sold another used A*200 at around US$800.

Do you think if I am nuts about getting another Canon (or Nikon) only for a teleprime? And I hate swapping lens anyway so a second body is the most logical solution.

Also Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS (Note L & IS) costs $3,900 brand new which compares really fabourably with FA*300.

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Pentax FA* glass is some of the best and in many cases surpasses Nikon and Canon for the same lens so you pay for the quality of FA* Pentax lenses.

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Old Apr 23, 2006, 4:32 AM   #3
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Pentax FA* glass is some of the best and in many cases surpasses Nikon and Canon for the same lens so you pay for the quality of FA* Pentax lenses.

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I second Tom's view here. FA* glass is the best glass in this planet. In addition, they are not often more expensive than the C and N counterparts, sometimes they are cheaper and better. The FA*24/2 and FA*85 are living example.

Anyway, Pentax has dis-continued those lens last year, if you wish to get some of those excellent (IMO perfect glass), you should act fast now!

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