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For Sale: Sigma 180/3.5 Macro, Tamron 180/2.5, FA*300/4.5, DA*60-250/4(FF modified) and more
Listed: 09-14-2019, 07:25 PM

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Sigma 180/3.5 Macro, Tamron 180/2.5, FA*300/4.5, DA*60-25/4(FF modified) and more

Asking Price
100 USD

Item Location
Los Angeles, CA (United States)

Item Description
I'm a birder, and after shooting D500 and D850 with two 500/4 and 500/5.6PF primes for two years I'm finally selling all my Pentax gears. Most of the staff was purchased new, and I'm original owner. There are a few items what purchased used, but all of them are of very good quality and conditions.

Please note that I do not use PayPal. I prefer Google Pay. If you have a gmail account setting GooglePay is very easy. If you are not affiliated with Google at all, you have two options: create an account or just PM me. We may be able to find another payment solution.

Here you go:


Sigma 180/3.5 APO Macro DG - SOLD





I purchased it a few years ago from KEH (condition better than excellent EX+). It is a great lens, but I haven't shot it much due my primary birding interests. The prices of Nikon and Canon mounts are at least twice lower. However, they have plenty of other similar long FL 1:1 macro choices.

There are no recent 180/3.5 Macro K-mount offerings neither here on PF, nor on eBay, Adorama used, or B&H used. The last 180/3.5 Macro PF reviewer from 2018 reported $1300 price paid. Probably this is the very last opportunity for years to come to buy flawless legendary 180/3.5 macro. The lens is fully functional and has no surface defects. The glass is impeccable.

Sigma AF 1.4x APO EX Tele converter - Please see new sale thread





Sigma did develop new 1.4x TC recently. However, it is not available in K-mount. In the past I’ve done a lot of testing and shooting of the best of the best TCs available in K-mount at that time:
The best TC for the FA*300/4.5: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

For the Sigma lenses Sigma 1.4x DG and earlier non-DG EX versions are the best choice. As you can see from the link above my older EX non-DG TC appeared to be even slightly better than EX DG version. Also 1.4x APO DG TC has protruding outside of the lens mount element and may not fit all Pentax lenses. The glass is clean with no flaws. And general TC condition is great. I think this TC is FF compatible the same as Tamron 1.4x Pz-AF, but my K-1 is gone, and I can’t test the Sigma.
















Pentax SMC FA* 300mm f/4.5 ED [IF] – Please see new sale thread





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Tamron-F 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 - (FF compatible) SOLD





I cautiously chose this lens over DA*300/4 due to faster AF and no faulty SDM motor used. It was my first serious introduction into wildlife photography. Got it directly from Japan and it was perfect from day one. Shot it a lot with and without TC.
Along with the lens I’ll include suitable Canon lens tripod mount leg, which is missing from FA*300/4.5 design. The lens condition is very good. Glass is clean with no flaws. There are a few minor scuffs on the lens body, caused mainly by mentioned above Canon lens tripod mount leg, but that is the price to pay for use of tripod with this lens.
Original caps, hood, and pouch (forgot to picture it) are also included.

I would recommend buying this FA*300 together with Tamron-F 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 TC (shown below) to match the best quality.

As you can see here

The best TC for the FA*300/4.5: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review I was very careful selecting the best 1.4x TC to be pared with this particular lens copy.

Please also note that this TC is full frame compatible:
Is Tamron 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 TC Really FF?: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

So, it does work with K-1 and K-1 Mk.II bodies. If you may know the latest Pentax DA HD 1.4x TC is strictly for APS-C bodies.









And here is couple of images taken with this lens. Do not remember did I use TC for these images or not. Unfortunately Pentax EXIF data is not available for 3rd party TCs.








"35th Anniversary" Tamron SP 180 mm LD (IF) f/ 2.5 Adaptall-2 (Model 63B) - SOLD





This is one of Tamron's best lenses ever from the past: the “35th Anniversary” 180/2.5 (actually it shows f/2.4 when wide open). It was produced in limited numbers, just 3,000 being manufactured. According to the sources it is the ideal portrait lens, which many professional photographers have criticized for being too sharp: Tamron SP Adaptall-2 180mm F/2.5 LD-IF Model 63B

The smoothness and long throw of focusing ring are fantastic. I haven’t shot it much since I bought it because for a while most of my photography activities are related mostly to wildlife shooting.
I will ship this lens with regular Adaptall Pentax adapter (no aperture contacts). If you’d like to have controllable from the camera aperture, for $50 extra you can get Tamron Adaptall 2 Lens Adapter For Pentax K AF with electronic contacts.











SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM - SOLD






This is one of my favorite Pentax lenses. Incredible quality zoom and a very good copy. SDM is working fine. I never have had any trouble with it. There is a tiny whitish circular/oval line on front element coating (see below). I believe once I just touched a tree branch with it. It is barely visible in reflecting light and only from one direction. I had a real trouble to locate it and make a picture of it. It does not affect image quality whatsoever.
The lens was modified for the full frame and is very useful on K-1. Please see my corresponding post from the past: Modified DA*60-250/4 on K-1: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
Original box, caps, hood, and pouch are included.



















I supposed to list all my staff at once. However, all these activities are overwhelming ☹. It took so much time to prepare even those postings above. There is a whole list of what I’m going to sell. Please specify what item are you interested in. I will add description, pictures and price for it. All info to follow.

Cameras:





Pentax K-01 (shutter count only 754) + Box and all originals. Please see new sale thread
I also can include Carry Speed LCD ViewFinder attachable to the screen which makes shooting K-01 like serious video camera (Viewfinder SOLD)

Pentax K-5 IIs (2,948 shutter count). All originals are included. May include for free 3rd party K7 Battery grip, which is compatible as I remember. Please see new sale thread

Pentax K-5: shutter count is 70,821 (yeah, I know ☺) and still counting. I make all my sales pictures here with it. Plus box and all originals. Will sell it for cheap. Would make nice UV camera for example.

Lenses:





Lester Dine (Dentist version of Kiron) 105/2.8 Macro (1:1) Dentist Kit SOLD

Pentax-DA 15/4 Ltd. (green band) + caps and pouch Please see new sale thread

Tamron SP AF XR Di LD (IF) 28-75/2.8 Macro + Box and all originals. Please see new sale thread

Pentax –DA 35/2.8 Macro Ltd. (green band) + Box and all originals. SOLD

Pentax-DA 16-45/4 + Box and all originals. This is very good, but underestimated Pentax lens. Please see new sale thread

Rokinon 8/3.5 Fish-Eye CS (manual focus) + Box and all originals. Please see new sale thread

Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Very good copy! + Box and all originals. Please see new sale thread
At 15-16mm the lens is pretty useable on full frame K-1: K-1 and Sigma 8-16/4.5-5.6 DC UWA: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Tamron SP Di AF 90/2.8 Macro (1:1) + Box and all originals. Please see new sale thread

Pentax-F 1.7x AF Adapter + Box and all originals. Please see new sale thread

Lensbaby Composer Pro with 2 lenses: + Box and all originals. SOLD
Sweet 35/2.5
Edge 80/2.8


Accessories:





Genuine Pentax M42 adapter SOLD

Tamron Adaptal II K-mount adapter SOLD
K-mount to Pentax 67 adapter

K-7 3rd party battery grip – free with either K-5 or K-5 IIs

Wired Remote

APK Kenko Auto Extension Tube (no contacts, but Aperture lever) Please see new sale thread

Genuine Asahi Pentax Extension Tube K set +original BOX and original pouch (very old looking even cracked) Please see new sale thread

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Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes and No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
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Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
Shipping cost - extra

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns until item is definitely not functional (they all are)

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

Last edited by Greyser; 3 Days Ago at 04:28 PM. Reason: Listing update
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09-26-2019, 05:47 PM   #16
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Beautiful example shots, Greyser!

Can you tell me approximately how long the Adaptall 63B's focus throw is in degrees, please?
Looks like it is not even very long: about 90 degrees, but very easy and smooth

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QuoteOriginally posted by Greyser Quote
Looks like it is not even very long: about 90 degrees, but very easy and smooth

Thank you.
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Sale update

The following items are sold:

  • Tamron-F 1.4X Pz-AF MC4
  • Tamron SP 180 mm LD (IF) f/ 2.5 Adaptall-2
  • Tamron Adaptal-2 K-mount adapter
  • SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
  • Lester Dine (Dentist version of Kiron) 105/2.8 Macro (1:1) Dentist Kit
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro
  • Lensbaby Sweet 35/2.5
  • Lensbaby Edge 80/2.8
  • Genuine M42 to Pentax-K adapter

---------- Post added 10-01-19 at 12:21 PM ----------

Prices have been reduced on all items.
Please PM me with any questions.

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Last call on FA*300/4.5.

I have PF member from Australia willing to purchase the lens for $500. Because I stated in the beginning that I'll deal with Continental US only, about a week ago we agreed that we'll go further with the sale, if no one in US is interested in the lens for this price.
So, anyone has 2 days to claim the lens. I will honor the agreement with AU buyer in the end of the weekend.

Thank you,
SG


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I'm kind of surprised that no one has bought the Sigma 180mm yet. It's a fantastic lens from my still inexperienced point of view. If I hadn't bought one a few months ago I'd probably have swung for yours.
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I'm kind of surprised that no one has bought the Sigma 180mm yet. It's a fantastic lens from my still inexperienced point of view. If I hadn't bought one a few months ago I'd probably have swung for yours.
I wish I could. I'm in the market, but I just bought an 85/1.4 behind the wife's back. Buying another lens right now would not be so good. Best of luck with the sale!
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I'm kind of surprised that no one has bought the Sigma 180mm yet. It's a fantastic lens from my still inexperienced point of view. If I hadn't bought one a few months ago I'd probably have swung for yours.
Honestly, I thought that 180/3.5 Macro would go first. It is very rare lens. And the glass is impeccable.

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I wish I could. I'm in the market, but I just bought an 85/1.4 behind the wife's back. Buying another lens right now would not be so good. Best of luck with the sale!
Thanks. I was investigating record setting Sigma 40/1.4 today. What a beast! Latest Sigma's fast primes beat even Zeiss counterparts. Unbelievable! And their quality control now is probably the best in the industry including OEMs.There are good reads about it on LensRental Blog.
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I wish I could. I'm in the market, but I just bought an 85/1.4 behind the wife's back. Buying another lens right now would not be so good. Best of luck with the sale!
Admire your courage!

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I wish I could. I'm in the market, but I just bought an 85/1.4 behind the wife's back. Buying another lens right now would not be so good. Best of luck with the sale!
I bought 200mm macro behind wife's back last year, didnt manage to tell her yet, so perfectly understand your point
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I have both the Sigma 180/3.5 and Tamron 90. Both are very different, but very good lenses. I'm surprised someone hasn't picked those up at those prices.
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I have both the Sigma 180/3.5 and Tamron 90. Both are very different, but very good lenses. I'm surprised someone hasn't picked those up at those prices.
Yep, they both are very good, but very different, macro lenses.

Probably people are waiting for more and more price reduction games. I just can't believe that very rare 180/3.5 macro, beautiful and almost not used 15/4 and 35/2.8, unbelievably good on APS-C Sigma 8-16mm partially useful on FF, even very good, but very underestimated DA 16-45/4 have no interest at all. I'm not a poor man counting every penny. I hate all these sale inconveniences and very close to the point of getting everything altogether and dumping it in my local store for whatever they offer. But I'd like to find a better use for my stuff what I used to shoot and liked.
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Believe me when I say I'd love to jump on the opportunity own a few of these lenses (both Macros, Pentax 1.7, 8mm fisheye). Unfortunatley, finances are tight & spousal support is low. I watched a very nice Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art go for ~$400 the other day and I sadly had to walk away.. The only items I have to offer in trade are 2nd Amendment items that would likely make you a felon in CA. I had similar issues when selling my Canon T7i prior + several lenses prior to switching to Pentax. I almost did take them in to a camera store just to be done with it. I hope it doesn't come to that - you've got some great equipment listed here. Cheers.
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I'd love that Sigma macro, and I know I'll probably never see it again, but can't afford it right now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Greyser Quote
Yep, they both are very good, but very different, macro lenses.

Probably people are waiting for more and more price reduction games. I just can't believe that very rare 180/3.5 macro, beautiful and almost not used 15/4 and 35/2.8, unbelievably good on APS-C Sigma 8-16mm partially useful on FF, even very good, but very underestimated DA 16-45/4 have no interest at all. I'm not a poor man counting every penny. I hate all these sale inconveniences and very close to the point of getting everything altogether and dumping it in my local store for whatever they offer. But I'd like to find a better use for my stuff what I used to shoot and liked.
You don't actually have some of the items you are selling in the listing title, so it's not as likely a person browsing the Marketplace will see things like the DA 15 and 35, etc. Plus no pics of half your items.
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You don't actually have some of the items you are selling in the listing title, so it's not as likely a person browsing the Marketplace will see things like the DA 15 and 35, etc. Plus no pics of half your items.
What do you mean? I have them all right there on my desk in front of me. Most of them were purchased new and even have original boxes, etc.

Pictures? Tell me what lens are you interested in and I make a couple of pictures. I guarantee the quality of all lenses. If there are some flaws, I carefully disclose them. Just check my recent sales: K-3, K-1, DFA 150-450, DA*60-250, Lester Dine 105/2.8 kit (LensBabies and Tamron 180/2.5 are going to be delivered tomorrow).

With almost all major items sold I may need to start another thread with images to simplify the process. Original thread is overwhelming, I guess.

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