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For Sale: Pentax DA* 200/2.8 with screwdrive conversion
Listed: 01-25-2020, 01:45 PM Total Price: 450 Currency: USD Item Location: United States City or State: North Carolina Shipping Destinations: Worldwide 

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Pentax DA* 200/2.8

Asking Price
450.00 USD

Item Location
North Carolina (United States)

Item Description
SMC Pentax-DA* 1:2.8 200mm. I purchased this lens new from Adorama in 2011. Selling to make room for the new DFA 70~210. CONUS shipping is included in the price. For other destinations, please inquire.

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On a recent outing, focusing would sometimes freeze up. Each time this happened I would get it working again by switching lens and body to manual focus, then moving the focus ring; autofocus would work again after switching lens and body back to AF. I do not know if this is a sign of impending SDM failure or some other glitch, perhaps related to camera firmware. It is, at any rate, the reason I have priced this lens so low. The lens is sold as-is, noting that you may return the lens to me for a full refund for any reason within 14 days of delivery; you pay return shipping.

UPDATE: I have converted the lens firmware so that it now uses the camera's screwdrive motor instead of SDM. If the buyer prefers, I will convert it back to SDM.

There is a small scratch on the lens barrel, visible in the last photo below.

Price is firm, thank you for looking.







Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent (but see note)

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
CONUS included

Shipping Services
US Mail, UPS, FedEx

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return for any reason within 14 days; you pay return shipping

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

Last edited by baro-nite; 02-08-2020 at 08:55 AM. Reason: Update: SDM to screwdrive conversion
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Update: I have converted the lens to screwdrive, per bjdavey's instructions. The lens now works with the camera's screwdrive motor on all three of my Pentax DSLR bodies: K-1, K-5, and K10D. This change is reversible, which I will happily do for any buyer who prefers that.
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Just a reminder that despite its designation as DA, this lens is a solid performer on full frame.

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