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07-30-2007, 10:18 AM   #1
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Classic lenses on eBay

I had been curious for a while about the A*300 f/4 and put a bid on one last night. I was surprised to get it at $570.00, as it is often rated as one of the sharpest 300mm lenses ever made. Handholdable to boot.

There were actually two of these lenses listed, and I had checked them out with the vendors, and they were both basically identical as to condition. The second lens sold for $705. plus $45.00 shipping from Poland.

Strange, huh?

07-30-2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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Well, if your copy is in excellent condition I think you got a bargain. While it's not quite as sharp IMO as the F* and FA* 300/4.5 AF lenses which replaced it, it's a mighty fine lens. Try it with a teleconverter, especially with the Pentax F 1.7x, and you'll have a handy 510mm AF lens, although it will be a bit slow (f6.7) and will need to be used in good light.
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Yes Tom, It sounds like a good deal. It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on this lens especially vs the FA*300 you already have and the great shots you've shared with that lens. Give us a little review when you've had time to give it a run.

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