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09-19-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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LBA: New F35-105

Just found a new F35-105. Apparently it has been sitting on the shelf for twenty years in a small town camera shop.

Got it for a reasonable price, 100€ plus shipping. It is boxed, unused and comes with a guarantee! I wonder what they say if I send it in for repairs

I hope it is as good as my F35-70 plus the extra reach, some softness is expected.

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09-19-2011, 01:47 AM   #2
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Look at the PF user review section:

Pentax-F 35-105mm F4-5.6 Reviews - F Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Hope that the URL will assist....
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Thanks HCC, I did check before ordering it. I was hesitating due to the last post in the lens review. But the F35-70 is one of my favurites so I couldn't resist anymore.

But funny how you still find old stock, I saw a FA28-90 (if i remember correctly) on the Azores last year. I guess it had been there for 10 years. It might still be there...
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Show some pics taken with it to us too

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Will do. On wednesday I hope.
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Old stock is a funny thing. I recently picked up an F 70-210 that was probably sitting on a shelf for just as long as your 35-105. On the camera show circuit I run into a retired camera store owner once a year who is selling stock he had left over in his basement from the late '70s and early '80s (ME and MX cases in their original packaging, T4 mounts, other accessories and 3rd party lenses).
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This is what they have left:

Pentax MZ-5
Pentax MZ-10
Pentax MZ-7
Tamron 28-300/3.5-6.3
Pentax FA 35-80/4-5.6
AF Tokina 35-300/4.5-6.7
Pentax Wide adapter FWA
FAJ 28-80/3.5-5.6 AL
FA 28-90/3.5-5.6
FAJ 18-35/4-5.6 AL
Vivitar 70-210/2.8-4

They even have a few
Zeiss'es for Contax.
Web site in Finnish only, might scare some of you.

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09-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #8
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Mitä, suomeksi! missä tää on?

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PM sent. No need to advertise I guess.

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No need...I looked at their web site...interesting. That is funny that they have these quite old stuff on sale, must have been a long sale I guess
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Got it.First impression: Lightning fast AF! Well built and not pretty, as expected.
First a "macro" shot, then a midrange shot. A shot of a stainless steel mesh (not shown here) indicated some softness on left side.
But worth the €100 (US$137) for a new lens with guarantee (12 months?).

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The top pic looks good, but the bottom one is a little fuzzy. :-) (j/k)
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It looks alright, maybe some stopped down examples too, what is f here, Wide open? that dogs nose is quite sharp in my monitor...
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You're right...it looks fine. I was just making a lame joke about the dog.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TaoMaas Quote
You're right...it looks fine. I was just making a lame joke about the dog.
Picture not fuzzy.
DOG is fuzzy.
Oh yeah.
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