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08-02-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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[SOLD] A* 200mm Macro (Worldwide)

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Item for Sale
A* 200mm Macro

Asking Price
$1600

Item Location
Indiana, U.S.A.

Item Description
I have decided to sell this amazing lens, although I know I will regret it sooner or later. Probably sooner. It is without a doubt the best lens I have used when it comes to image quality. However, my photographic tastes have changed and I don't use it as much as it should be used, so it must go.

Cosmetically it is in good condition. The main faults are some paint loss and brassing on the aperture ring, and some damage to the filter ring. The damage to the filter ring isn't severe, and a filter can still be used, but filters cannot be screwed on all the way. There are some hairline scratches on the lens barrel where the built in hood rests when not pulled out, due to it being pulled out and pushed in. There is also some general wear on the paint in that area. Other than that there are just a few other minor cosmetic blemishes(small spots of paint loss, etc.)

Optically the front and back elements are blemish free. There is a normal amount of internal dust/particles that have no negative affect on image quality that I can discern.

Mechanically it is in perfect working order. The focus is smooth, the aperture mechanism is snappy and the blades are clean, the built-in hood works as it should, and the tripod mount works as it should. When stopped down the aperture is slightly asymmetrical, but in my experience this is par for the course even with * lenses(my A* and F* 85mms both did this too).

The lens will come with Pentax front and back caps, and the original hard case for the lens. The case is in good condition, but on and around the "hinge" the pleather is cracking, and some small bits are falling off.

Photos of the lens:







Crop showing damage to the filter ring(sorry for the quality):


Crop showing paint loss on aperture ring:



The best way to reach me if you are interested is by email at: rvoetsch at yahoo.com (obviously you will want to replace the spaces and at with the @ sign ). Feel free to make me an offer if you're interested.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Included in price(within CONUS)

Shipping Services
USPS Priority + Insurance

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I will accept a return for a full refund, not including return shipping, in the case that the lens arrives and significantly differs from the description I have given of it. This shouldn't be a problem as I strive to describe everything I sell as thoroughly as possible.

Shipping outside of the CONUS will result in a higher overall price. Send me a message to find out by how much, if you are interested.

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


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08-03-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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$100 price drop
08-04-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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Someone should grab this soon before I break open my wallet and get this.
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Man I want this so bad, even thought it won't make me a better photographer.

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Why is this lens still not sold?

At this price you will be stealing it.
08-04-2010, 09:18 PM   #6
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It may not make you a better photographer, but it sure makes taking good photos of certain subjects a lot easier. I'll post some torture, I mean example shots, from it tomorrow.
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I'm really trying to hold out for an FA* 200mm macro, but your lens here isn't making it easy...
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PAALEEEEZE! This is Pentax porno. I can't handle it any more.

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Well, no torture photos needed as the lens has sold.
 

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