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First pictures with my new 645 FA 33-55 mm f/4.5 zoom lens, CANADA.
Lens: 645 FA 33-55 mm f/4.5 AL Camera: Pentax 645Z Photo Location: Quebec, CANADA ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 06-18-2020, 01:45 PM

I was watching eBay for a 645 autofocus WA and I found this FA 33-55 mm f/4.5 zoom for 400 $ in Osaka, Japan. Like-new condition, no defects, no haze, no fungus. I placed my order on Saturday, June 13th, and DHL delivered it to my door this afternoon (June 18th). These are my first pictures with it, handheld at 33 mm FL and f/11, showing what I see from my backdoor at 4h00 in the afternoon. We're having a record-hot day (36 deg C or 97 F), temperatures never seen before in Quebec. The images are sharp all over, with saturated colors and excellent contrast. I will put the lens through its paces in better controlled conditions and I will post a short review in a while. For now, the lens seems to work O.K. and has great descriptive properties. My 645 FA zoom quartet is now complete (FA 33-55 mm, FA 45-85 mm, FA 80-160 mm and FA 150-300 mm).

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06-18-2020, 02:27 PM   #2
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Nice. Congrautlation Ricard L.
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Beautiful series with that gear. Well executed. As far as buying on ebay, it is said to try to purchase only from Japan as the sellers there diligently strive to maintain 100% feedback.

Thanks again for sharing.

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I buy mostly from Japan on eBay (I purchased a couple of times from South Korea too). People in these countries show a lot of pride in their business transactions and not once did I have any problems with the items I purchased. Sorry if the pictures appear a little "over-saturated".


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