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10-15-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax DA 17-70/4 - Mint (US)

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Pentax DA 17-70/4 - Mint

Asking Price
$335
Item Location
Southern California, USA

Item Description
Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 SDM lens in Mint condition. Comes with hood, both caps, box and paperwork, although the box has the UPC code removed. The only "flaw" is that the rear cap has some faint marks on it. The SDM works great, and the silent operation is nice.

I really like the constant f/4 aperture. Like other constant f/4 Pentax zooms I've used, it gives great results at f/4.5. This puts it way ahead of any variable aperture zoom I've used. It also has a rubber seal on the rear mount (just like the DA* lenses), so although it's not classified as "WR" it still gives a degree of weather resistance.

This is a big improvement on the kit lens, and its longer reach is appreciated. It also gives nice color, which is probably why so many of its images on the Pentax Photo Gallery are landscapes. But in reality it has also given me really nice candids of people, especially toward the long end. That's probably due to the constant f/4 aperture, which allows me to keep it at f/4.5. It focuses well and makes people really stand out nicely against the background. If you think about it, this is Pentax' answer to the Canon 24-105/4 L, because on a Pentax sensor it has the same field of view. Granted, Canon L may be better, but this gives you something similar at an affordable price.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Mint

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$12 USPS Priority Mail

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
7 day return policy if not satisfied

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


Last edited by DSims; 10-17-2010 at 01:45 AM.
10-17-2010, 01:46 AM   #2
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