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For Sale: Pentax FA* 28-70/2.8 (final price drop)
Listed: 07-15-2021, 01:44 PM Total Price: 370 Currency: USD Item Location: United States City or State: Salt Lake City Shipping Destinations: Continental U.S. Only Marketplace Listing

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Pentax FA* 28-70/2.8

Asking Price
370.00 USD -- was 450

Item Location
Salt Lake City (United States)

Item Description
The Pentax FA* 28-70/2.8, I purchased this on the forums in 2012. Pentax FA28,FA50(1.7),FA*28-70,DA70 -

Used some but not a ton. It's a great lens, and still works as good today as when I bought it. I've upgraded and no longer need it.

The Power Zoom on this lens works and is snappy.
Zoom has one "hiccup" around 45mm, but works ok.
Manual focus is smooth. Screw drive focus is snappy.
Barrel and hood show signs of use.

Dust is visible in the lens, but never impacted my image quality. No scratches, no mold, no haze.

Generic back cap. Pentax front cap as pictured. Hood as pictured.

$370 shipped to you CON/US only. (Payment via PayPal as standard purchase)

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No returns unless not as described

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

---------- Post added 07-18-2021 at 11:16 AM ----------

Price drop!

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Last edited by Clinton; 07-24-2021 at 01:12 PM.
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07-19-2021, 07:38 PM   #2
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Bump + price drop info

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bump for final price drop
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Can you elaborate on the zoom hiccup at 45mm?

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As I turn the zoom ring, when it's at about 45mm, the tension needed to continue to zoom changes, as though it wants to get to 45mm sooner.
07-25-2021, 10:02 PM   #6
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It’s a very good lens, and yours looks to be in better cosmetic condition than mine (which is missing the Pz button). I didn’t see a great advantage for the new 24-70, so I’ve kept mine, but then I’ve also got the FA*24/2.

Anyone hesitating about the 24-70 because of its price should seriously consider this lens.
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This lens exceeds expectations for sharpness and contrast. I too prefer it over the newer options and editors have always loved the images shot through it. Is it heavy? Yep. Is it subject to scratches? Yep. But if you do professional quality work with it, the results are quite professional. Best buy for a * star lens you are likely to find. Do yourself a favor and buy this lens!


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