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04-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #16
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I would buy this lot if it was actually stuff you want to use. It's a fair value and you could probably resell it for a profit assuming that nothing is damaged.

04-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #17
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Just and FYI, This deal fell through, he didn't want to sell just the two Pentax lenses. Oh well...

On another note, I'm thinking of picking this up

PENTAX A (P) MOUNT TOU/FIVE STAR AUTO WIDE 28mm f 2.8 LENS MADE IN JAPAN | eBay

I am looking for a pentax brand, like the one listed here:

SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2.8 Reviews - A Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

But I am unable to find one. Any idea where I might find one?

Thanks for all the help!
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Your patience will be rewarded in due time.. or so I hear, I've never been patient with lenses
Don't know if it's still on auction, but I saw a Rikenon-P for cheap a couple of days ago. I have one of these and am quite impressed - but it has no 'A' setting, it's manual metering only.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MagicWuff Quote
The serial of that listed lens is #850311. The copy I'm holding in my fat grubby paws at this very moment (except when I'm keyboarding) is #8502589. It looks like exactly the same lens. The listing is wrong -- close-focus is 1.1 FEET not INCHES. I had another copy of this, but in PKM mount not PKA, and I sold that one because I prefer this A version.

I am currently on a long sojourn away from my home base. I brought a number of lenses with me, many of my best -- including this one. I rank this TOU / FIVE STAR in my top three 28s (out of fifteen), and it's my only A-type 28. It is VERY sharp; I see no aberrations; it gives a little pop and renders nicely. All-metal body; no Ricoh pin (notice that it's labeled as KA mount, not KAR nor KR).

The price of the listed lens is reasonable. I recommend it. GRAB IT!

Sorry, I can't help about the A28/2.8. Keep searching and eventually you'll find it. Good luck!

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
The price of the listed lens is reasonable. I recommend it. GRAB IT!

I found a pentax-a 28/2.8 on ebay today! I have placed a bid, lets see how that goes.

Even if I do win the pentax lens, should I still get the Tou/Five, or are they pretty much the same?
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Just as an aside, the kiron zoom, if you look closely, appears to have a little tab that sticks out over the lens mount, i think it is a minolta mount on this lens, and it too is useless to the OP.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MagicWuff Quote
I found a pentax-a 28/2.8 on ebay today! I have placed a bid, lets see how that goes.

Even if I do win the pentax lens, should I still get the Tou/Five, or are they pretty much the same?
I have the M28/2.8, not the A version, which is reportedly better. I rank my Toyo at least one grade above my M28, almost as good as (and easier to use than) my Vivitar-Komine 28/2 CFWA, which is my most-used MF prime of any focal length. I don't know how the Toyo compares to the A28. One thing: Prices will not decrease for either lens. If you don't like one or the other, you won't lose money in resale!

NOTE: TOU stands for Toyo Optical USA. I see some of the same lenses marked either Toyo or TOU, always with "/ FIVE STAR" appended. Maybe lenses marked Toyo were meant for non-USA markets? I've read that Toyo is a brand of Sun Optics. I know that none of the several Toyo-TOU lenses I've had were bad. My 200/4.5 in PKM is sharp and light. I sold a 80-200/4.5 because I'm glutted with MF 80-200's.
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The F 70-210 is a very good lens for the money, but lets not confuse this guy: that lens is NOT the F 70-210!

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