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05-06-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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[SOLD] DA*55mm (Worldwide)

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DA*55mm

Asking Price
$550 USD shipped

Item Location
Toronto, ON, Canada

Item Description
Here's my favourite lens right now. I'm selling it because I'm crazy.
Well, trying to push myself a little bit and want to get a Zeiss ZK 85/1.4 asap. So I'll accept a trade involving that lens, but I'm not holding my breath, and so I'm pricing it for a quick sale. I've wrestled with what else I can part with, and even though it seems like an odd choice to get rid of your favourite lens, I know this lens will still be being made when I want another one (and I'm not so sure about the FA limiteds).

This lens has been much talked about and reviewed, but I think it's better than most reviews suggest. It may not be much sharper than the FA50 wide open, but it's razor sharp by f/2, perfect by f/2.5 and has some of the smoothest bokeh on the Pentax system especially stopped down.

Glass is perfect. The only wear I can see is a bit on the mount, which you can see in the pic. Comes with box (a little scuffed), hood (a few superficial marks) and both caps and the pouch (mint .





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Yes

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Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
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Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

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included in NA, $25-30 extra for others

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Canada Post ExpressPost insured

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Return Policy & Additional Details
Paypal is accepted and I'll pay the fees. Canadians can use Interac Email Money Transfer and pay the same in $CDN. Since paypal can't verify accounts worldwide, I'll have to limit the sale to members with good feedback here--hope that makes sense!

Everything is functioning perfectly--you can return for a full refund it if it isn't. Additionally, I still have another year left on the warranty since I bought it new. If anything goes wrong, you can send it to me and I'll get it fixed and send it back to you. I'm not going anywhere.

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

---------- Post added 05-06-2010 at 11:59 AM ----------

A few pics from this morning at 1.4:


and 100% crop at f/1.4:



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05-06-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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You are crazy! The Zeiss lacks autofocus.
05-06-2010, 09:01 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
You are crazy! The Zeiss lacks autofocus.
Crap, should've done my research!

Some portrait shots, well, snapshots of my kids, really...

100%crop:



100% crop f/2


crazy smooth

yet crazy sharp



100% crop, with detail pushing the limits of jpeg compression:


Ok, I'm done...

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05-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #4
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lovely pictures =]

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wow that lens is incredible. so many lenses....so little money =(
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too bad I'm broke. Otherwise I would have snap this lens real quick.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Eagle_Friends Quote
lovely pictures =]
Thank you!

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False alarm--still up for grabs!

05-07-2010, 12:02 PM   #9
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Bump for a fantastic lens.

I did some comparative analysis in this thread of this lens vs the Sigma 50/1.4 https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/91916-pentax-d...0mm-1-4-a.html (conclusion is on Page 2)

If I didn't already own this lens, this would be sold.
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bump for a great lens. Very sharp images.
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PM sent with offer...thanks.
05-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #12
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QuoteOriginally posted by cgoudie Quote
Bump for a fantastic lens.

I did some comparative analysis in this thread of this lens vs the Sigma 50/1.4 https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/91916-pentax-d...0mm-1-4-a.html (conclusion is on Page 2)

If I didn't already own this lens, this would be sold.
QuoteOriginally posted by mz-3 Quote
bump for a great lens. Very sharp images.
Thanks for the bumps everybody!

QuoteOriginally posted by rjohnst3 Quote
PM sent with offer...thanks.
PM replied--thank you!

---------- Post added 05-07-2010 at 09:51 PM ----------

Thanks for stopping by everybody--the lens is now sold
Now where's that Zeiss...
 

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