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08-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Pentax-M 300mm F4 GREEN Star?

Pentax-M * 300mm F4 Green Star IF Tele Lens - (item 260145715352 end time Aug-09-07 18:15:00 PDT)

Anybody ever heard of a Green Star? And what about those scratches on the lens? Are they a deal breaker?
I don't have the money to bid on this item but I'm just wondering.

08-03-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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Those scratchs look pretty bad. They might not show up in photos depending on how far the subject is + aperture, but they'll be sure to cause extra flare/reflections. $400 is too much for a lens in this shape...even though it is an M*.
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The star lenses are Pentax' good line and this would be catch if it were in good shape. But, looking at those scratches, I'd have to take a pass. Any time you were at F8 or higher, they would start having an effect on the image quality. You'd be better off spending the money on a Tamron super-zoom (and I don't mean that in a good way)
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I've got to agree with Eric. I have the A* version of this lens. It has the same optics, and it is a really fine performer. Those scratches will pretty much ruin the IQ though.

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