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03-18-2011, 03:34 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax SMC FA* 300/2.8 ED (IF) lens – pristine glass, excellent cosmetic condi

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Pentax SMC FA* 300/2.8 ED (IF) lens – pristine glass, excellent cosmetic condition

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$3675 USD

Item Location
NW Arkansas, USA

Item Description
This lens is getting minimal quality time these days, since acquiring my super telephoto. Therefore I’m going to sell it and direct the funds to other photographic gear, etc. This is a gem of a lens and I have more than a few images to prove it. I’ve taken multiple published images with it, including private & public collections.

The glass is pristine on the front and rear lens elements. There are a couple of very small internal dust specks that are difficult to see and were there when I bought it – no impact on image quality. Aperture blades are snappy, no oil, no issues of any kind. Cosmetic condition: excellent – see photos. The initial images of the lens I’ve posted were taken a couple of years ago – basically there is little change in its cosmetic condition.

NOTE: there are NO focusing issues – no FF or BF. This lens has very accurate focusing, even on a K10D. With the limiter switch and a newer body, you’ll be very happy with its performance.

The sale includes the following:

  1. Pentax FA* 300/2.8 lens + lens hood. Excellent condition.
  2. Original Pentax lens case with carry strap plus filter kit and working drop-in 43mm filter holder.
  3. Includes the 112mm PF filter that is part of the original kit.
  4. Leatherette hood bonnet to cover the hood/lens.
  5. Lens coat with Realtree Max 4 HD camouflage pattern in very good condition. Great for protecting the lens hood (typically the most abused part on a lens) and portions of the barrel – see images. It’s made for Sigma 300/2.8, but fits the Pentax version too). MSRP $90.
  6. Wimberley P30 lens plate, Arca-Swiss compatible. Excellent condition. MSRP $55.
  7. Lowepro Transporter strap.

Price: $3675 + shipping/insurance. Shipping: will ship only to CONUS via 2-day. PayPal is preferred to protect both parties. Insurance for the full value of this lens is mandatory – no exceptions. This will protect both buyer and seller.

NOTES: I will consider someone outside the US, but the buyer is responsible for any and all costs associated with shipment by courier – I will not use US Postal service to ship this lens. The customs forms now in use are much more involved than before.

You can also view images taken with it at Pentax Photo Gallery under the FA* 300/2.8 subsection:
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I can provide multiple images captured with this lens upon request. I can also post cropped images taken with this lens if requested – let me know. I will respond to requests and PMs when time permits.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
North America; will consider elsewhere - see notes.

Shipping Charge
Up to $70 USD within USA (shipping+insurance)

Shipping Services
FedEx within CONUS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
You are welcome to test this lens for up to 3 days. However, it's being shipped in perfect working order. It will also be very well packaged to protect it.

There is no buyers’ remorse for the purchase - returns will be accepted ONLY for a serious unforeseen issue and that is why it will be fully insured. This lens was always handled with great care when shooting in the field. I believe it would be hard to find a better copy of this lens out there.


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


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03-18-2011, 03:34 AM   #2
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This may be sacrilege, Marc, but have you used this lens with a TC? If so, which one(s) and what was your assessment of the results?
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This may be sacrilege, Marc, but have you used this lens with a TC? If so, which one(s) and what was your assessment of the results?
Hi Dave,

I've used the Tamron 1.4x Pz-AF MC4, Pentax-F 1.7x AF TC, 2X-S and the 1.4X-L converters. I cannot be certain if I used the 2X-L.

The results are usually very good - several of my hummingbird images used the Tamron 1.4x and the Civil War images with the 1.7x TCs. It's a great travel combination with those 2 TCs, no question.

No TC:






Tamron 1.4x TC:


1.7x TC:




2X-S - very dim light; pushed exposure in PP:


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Well Marc, I sent you a PM.

Maybe we need to talk more about this lens. :P
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Hi Clint,

I've responded to your PM.

Regards,
Marc
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SHHHHHHHHHHWeeeeet Lens Marc!!!

Unfortunately my wife would kill me so I would never survive to use it...

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Man, this is one of those days I hate not being rich!


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Man, this is one of those days I hat not being rich!
You are bad, Marc! -
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AAAGH. This lens looks like new. If I did not already have one of these I would buy this now!
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Sale pending.
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---------- Post added 03-18-11 at 02:21 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
Sale pending.
Thanks, I was about to sell my car and my wife's car to get it. It is a real beauty and the buyer will be very very happy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
Sale pending.
I am interested. Sent you a PM

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wow, already sold ... otherwise I book me!
price negotiable?
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I am interested. Sent you a PM

Harish
Sent you a PM Harish. Stay tuned.

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