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10-17-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Primes: F*300/4.5, A*300/4, FA35/2, Viv 105/2.5 Macro, A28/2.8, A135/2.8 (Worl

Primes! The trimming and rejiggering continues. Unloading those which simply don't see enough use, reigning in / reversing a slow but long case (though mild relative to many) of LBA, and considering the DA* 16-50 and either DA* 50-135 or DA* 60-250.

See bottom section for information on payment, shipping & insurance, returns, etc.

Edit to add: All prices are firm (as now indicated for each individual item). If I decide to lower my prices or accept best offers, I'll update this post.

Items for Sale


USD$600 firm (incl shipping, see below) | SMC Pentax A* 300mm f/4

Original owner: No

Functional Condition: Excellent
Cosmetic Condition: Good

Purchased on eBay in May 2010. Like many others, I'm amazed at the compactness and IQ of this lens. I simply couldn't resist an F* 300mm, so this one has to go.

Front & rear elements are clean, interior shows no sign of haze or fungus. There's a wee bit of internal dust -- as one might expect in an older lens -- but it's very small and has no impact on IQ. Focus ring is smooth and well damped. Aperture blades are clean, dry, smooth, and snappy.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Includes:
  • Lens w/ built-in hood
  • Pentax front & rear caps
  • Original leather case


USD$370 firm (incl shipping, see below) | Vivitar Series 1 105mm VMC f/2.5 1:1 Macro

Original owner: No

Functional Condition: Excellent
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent

Purchased from a fellow PFer in August 2010. Original MP listing here. I admit: this was a pure LBA acquisition. I simply haven't used it enough, though the few shots I took with it quickly revealed why it has such legendary status. Wow! That said, I've decided to enjoy my smaller, lighter weight A 100mm f4 for the limited macro shooting I do.

Front & rear elements are clean, interior shows no sign of haze or fungus. There's a wee bit of internal dust -- as one might expect in an older lens -- but it's very small and has no impact on IQ. Focus ring is smooth and well damped. Aperture blades are clean, dry, smooth, and snappy.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Includes:
  • Lens w/ built-in hood
  • Front & rear caps
  • Original leather case with strap


USD$120 firm (incl shipping, see below) | SMC Pentax A 135mm f/2.8

Original owner: No

Functional Condition: Excellent
Cosmetic Condition: Bargain (KEH rating)

Another embarrassment due to LBA. Purchased from KEH after which I failed to remember I'd also initiated an auto-snipe bid for one on eBay (which I subsequently won). The eBay copy was in cleaner condition and came with cap & lens, so I'm unloading the KEH copy. Priced same as it was on KEH, but my price includes shipping (while KEH adds shipping cost.)

Front element contains a wee little blemish near the edge. In my testing, I've not found it visible in any images. Rear element is clean. Interior shows no sign of haze or fungus. There's a bit of internal dust -- as one might expect in an older lens -- but it's small and has no impact on IQ. Focus ring is smooth and well damped. Aperture blades are clean, dry, smooth, and snappy.


Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4

Includes:
  • Lens


USD$70 firm (incl shipping, see below) | SMC Pentax A 28mm f/2.8

Original owner: No

Functional Condition: Excellent
Cosmetic Condition: Bargain

Took a chance purchasing one on eBay in September 2010. I planned on using this until I found myself an A 24mm f/2.8, which I assumed would take a fair bit of time. And whaddya know...I came into an A 24 just a week later. Go figure!

Front element contains a wee little blemish near the edge only visible if you catch the light just right. In my testing, I've not found it visible in any images. Rear element is clean. Interior shows no sign of haze or fungus or dust. Focus ring is smooth and well damped. Aperture blades are clean, dry, smooth, and snappy.

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4

Includes:
  • Lens
  • Asahi Pentax front & Asahi rear caps (note the front cap includes a stick-on + string for cap retention)


SOLD USD$865 (incl shipping, see below) | SMC Pentax F* 300mm f/4.5 ED [IF]

Original owner: No

Functional Condition: Excellent
Cosmetic Condition: Good

This is embarrassing. I picked this up just a month ago from a fellow PFer. Original MP listing here. Only I forgot I'd initiated an auto-snipe bid for one on eBay. Which I (surprisingly) won. Turns out the eBay lens is in unusually clean condition aside from a single cosmetic issue that should be easily remedied, so I'm keeping that one. I tested both and each performs equally well. Note my price works out to slightly less than the original, when taking shipping into account.

Front & rear elements are clean, interior shows no sign of haze or fungus. As the original MP listing notes, there's a very small spec inside the lens. While testing, I did not find any IQ impact from the (really very small) spec. Focus ring is smooth and well damped. Aperture blades are clean, dry, smooth, and snappy. All this is in-line with the original MP posting. The only thing I'd add: there's a small surface scratch (< 1" long, very thin) on the focus distance window.

Photos: see previous MP listing; I'm happy to take additional pics, if requested

Includes:
  • Lens w/ built-in hood
  • Tripod Mount
  • Pentax front & rear caps
  • Padded Case
  • B+W 67 E KR 1.5 1.1x filter


SOLD USD$365 (incl shipping, see below) | SMC Pentax FA 35mm f/2 AL

Original owner: No

Purchased from a fellow PFer in April 2008. I think by now everyone knows this mighty fine lens. I'm sad to see it go, but now that I've found my MF 35mm replacement, this lens should go to someone who will use it more than I do.

Front & rear elements are clean, interior shows no sign of haze or fungus or dust. Focus ring is smooth and lightly damped (as is the case with all the FA lenses I've had, i.e. not the same degree of damping as MF lenses). Aperture blades are clean, dry, smooth, and snappy.

Photos: 1, 2 ,3, 4

Includes:
  • Lens
  • Original hood
  • Pentax front & rear caps
  • Original box (but perhaps not all original box innards) + paperwork


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Shipping

USA -- prices include FedEx Ground / Home Delivery to Paypal-confirmed addresses, including insurance for full sale value, delivery confirmation, and required delivery signature.

Canada -- Same as USA, but pay the price difference between the nearest USA metro area and buyer's location.

International -- Pay actual shipping costs in addition to listed price. Three options:
  • FedEx / DHL or UPS, including insurance for full sale value (no, I won't reduce the value to save on customs duties), delivery confirmation, and required delivery signature. Seller assumes liability until delivery.
  • USPS Express or Priority Mail International, with Return Receipt (only a limited # of countries provide this service via USPS; most do not), insured for full sale value (no, I won't reduce the value to save on customs duties). Seller assumes liability until delivery.
  • USPS Express or Priority Mail International, without Return Receipt, insured for full sale value (no, I won't reduce the value to save on customs duties). Buyer assumes ALL liability upon seller's proof of shipment. To be clear: if something goes wrong after seller ships item -- delivery delay or failure, lost or damaged package or contents, etc. -- buyer is fully liable and seller bears no liability or responsibility. I will consider this option on a discretionary, case-by-case basis only.

Payment Options

Paypal. Buyer and seller split Paypal fees (if applicable) 50/50 since it's a benefit and convenience to both parties.

Purchase Returns

Buyers have 48 hrs after confirmed receipt to test / review and ensure the item meets their satisfaction and seller's description. If buyer is not satisfied, buyer must ship lens to seller via the same carrier, service level, and service options (or alternative carrier, service level, and service options as mutually agreed). Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs, customs duties, fees, and assumes all liability until seller confirms receipt and condition of returned goods. Upon receipt of returned goods and confirmation of contents and condition, I'll refund the full purchase price, less original shipping costs and any applicable Paypal fees.

Trade Returns / Reversals

Both parties have 48 hrs after receipt to test / review and ensure the items meet their satisfaction and trader's descriptions. If one party is not satisfied, we'll attempt to reach a resolution that doesn't require reversing the trade. But if we cannot come to agreement, both parties pay return shipping via the same carrier, service level, and options, or alternative carrier, service level, and options as mutually agreed. If money is involved, the full price will be refunded, less any applicable Paypal costs. Upon receipt and confirmation of contents and condition, and Paypal refund, both parties will consider the transaction fully reversed and closed.

Non-Delivery Returns

In the case of items returned due to non-delivery (for any reason other than seller error), buyer or trader is responsible for any and all fees associated with return and may opt <1> to cancel the trade and receive a refund (if applicable) less actual shipping and Paypal costs, or <2> for re-shipment (buyer or trader is responsible for all re-shipment costs and any additional Paypal fees).

Delays

Seller is not responsible for carrier or customs delivery delays.

Customs Duties, Fees, and Taxes

Buyer is solely responsible for complete payment of any and all customs duties, fees, and taxes during original shipment, returns, returns due to non-delivery, and/or re-shipment.

Full Contact Information

Buyer must be willing to share (privately, of course) full contact information -- legal name, home address, email, home/mobile phone #s -- to ensure multiple channels of communication in case anything goes screwy with PF.com.

Miscellaneous

This is not necessarily a first-come, first-served listing.

Contact

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


Last edited by thirdofthree; 10-19-2010 at 10:10 AM. Reason: FA35 sold, A28 description update
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Photos posted of all lenses for sale. See OP for links.
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Marking this thread as sold and will re-post the A 300, 135 & 28 & Viv S1 105 at a later date.
 

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