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01-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Buying the SMC Pentax-FA* 300mm F2.8 ED [IF]

I read in the review section one can order a SMC Pentax-FA* 300mm F2.8 ED [IF] new.

Where can one order one? All I see are used ones at ebay.

If this lens is not produced now, what is a good substitute lens that is sharp.
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If memory serves me correctly, this is one of the lenses you need to contact pentax directly in order to get a new one, along with the FA*600.

As for alternatives, the only real alternative available new at the moment is the Sigma 300mm f/2.8
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The FA* 300mm is out of production.

You can get the Sigma 300mm F2.8 new, which is just about as good: Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG Autofocus Lens for Pentax 195109 B&H

You can also find a few used copies on the marketplace from time to time.

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Thanks. Didn't know tha Sigma was so high $!

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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
Thanks. Didn't know tha Sigma was so high $!
Theres a "like new" one currently on eeebay at a good price.
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