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12-27-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax FA28mm/2.8 (Worldwide)

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Pentax FA28/2.8

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$225 $260 shipped

Item Location
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For sale is a Pentax FA28/2.8. The lens is in excellent condition, with very few signs of use. It comes with the original box, original caps and packaging. Please PM me with any questions you may have.



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

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Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
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Worldwide

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included for CONUS, Worldwide please add $30

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USPS Priority (EMS for WW)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

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If the item is not as described, let me know within a few days and I will refund your money, less shipping.

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


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12-28-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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Bump with price reduction.
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Interested in this one, but I don't think I can send PM's yet. Do you have another way to contact?
12-29-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
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Interested in this one, but I don't think I can send PM's yet. Do you have another way to contact?
I sent you a PM with my email address, let me know if you were able to read it.

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Price reduced to $240, shipped with the US. WW, please PM for a shipping quote.
12-31-2010, 06:38 PM   #6
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The FA28/2.8 AL is a nice lens. Opinions differ on which is better, but I chose to keep mine over an F28/2.8 I had - despite the fact that I usually favor F series glass.

I use mine as an alternative to my FA31 when I think the risk of loss or damage is too great (such as on a bike ride) and I enjoy the results I get.
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End of the holiday weekend bump.
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Price drop to $225 shipped within the US (additional fee for WW shipping).

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Sent a PM.
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Sent a PM.
PM replied.

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Bump for a great seller and a very fine lens.

woof!
Thanks for the bump and kind words

Here's a quick snapshot I just took with the FA28 wide open at f/2.8. I guess it's time to put the Xmas stuff away

K-5 + FA28 @ f/2.8, 1/50s, iso3200



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... And it looks like you have an exceptional copy here.
01-07-2011, 06:53 PM   #13
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QuoteOriginally posted by woof Quote
... And it looks like you have an exceptional copy here.
Exactly what I was going to say. The FA28 is unusual in that the optical formula was changed between the F and FA series'. I think the AL really was an improvement. The best I can tell, there were simply more forum reviewers who happened to get a bad copy of this lens (compared to the F28). But this is obviously a desirable copy.

Incidentally, sometimes a 'bad' copy of a lens simply needs to be sent in to someone like C.R.I.S. for an inexpensive repair, and it comes back a good copy. This is what happened on my FA20 - I gave them the best description I could of its lackluster performance, and it came back with really satisfying image quality!

The IQ wide open is impressive here, since - like all f/2.8 Pentax lenses I've seen (save perhaps some macros) - it really should be stopped down to at least f/3.2 for a noticeable IQ improvement.

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I bought the FA version (2nd hand) not too long ago and was pleasantly surprised by its sharpness.
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I'll send you a PM.
 

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