SMC Pentax-A* Macro 1:4 200mm ED

mike wilson m.9.wilson at
Tue Jul 13 13:55:28 EDT 2010

eckinator wrote:

> Bids are picking up now, it passed the € 1,000 mark this afternoon.
> Oddly enough, fotoMagazin lists its market value at € 559. Highest
> sale on eBay Germany ever of this lens was € 2.811. This is scary...
> if only there was a way of knowing which lenses will turn out to be
> such a great investement...
> Too bad
> Ecke

Shut up and talk to Mark.....

> 2010/7/11 Mark Erickson <mark at>:
>> eckinator wrote:
>>>Does anyone have any experience with this lens?
>>>Will I kick myself for years if I don't go even deeper into debt for it?
>>>Sheesh, like I could to begin with...
>>>It is in the bay if anyone wants it...
>>>There, I said it... AAAARGH!!!
>>I have one that I bought new from B&H just before they were discontinued.
>> As far as I can tell, its performance is as good as its reputation.
>> Interestingly enough, it accepts the A2X-L teleconverter.  The combination
>>makes a 400mm F8 macro lens that goes 2 to 1.
>>Here's the kicker--I almost never use it.  No time these days with a
>>demanding job, two preschoolers, etc.  So I'm thinking about selling it.
>> It's pretty much mint (no marks on it that I can see), and I have the
>>original box, soft case, etc.  If you're interested , contact me off list.
>>I also have the A2X-L (purchased used), with caps and original hard case,
>>but no box.
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