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04-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax Piesker 400mm f4.5 MF (US/CAN)

I'm going to revive this item only because I thought it was sold but the buyer had issues and had to back out. Price has been further reduced. I'm not really 'making' much on this sale, I'd just like to see someone buy it and use it.

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Pentax Piesker 400mm f4.5 MF

Asking Price
$100.00 Incl shipping and PP (reduced)

Item Location
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Item Description
This is an old lens. By my research, it dates to the mid 1950's. M42 screw mount. I've uncluded the adapter with a collar. But on this lens and a Pentax body, you will get infinity focus because the lens will focus beyond infinity a little bit.

It's something of a novelty. Yes it's fast. It does take decent images although I didn't use it much. It's heavy but has a tripod collar that rotates on the barrel.

You're not going to do anything quickly with the lens being big and an all manual lens. In the photo is a D700 (much larger than a K20D) Nikon to show you how big this beast is.

In the photos, you'll see a small chip on the edge of the front element. It doesn't effect images because of the cropped sensor. Includes the screw on hood. Every part of this lens is metal and heavy.
The front elements screw off (easy to clean) and thus you can see the zillion aperture blades.

The price is partly due to the sheer size and weight to ship the lens ( I estimate $30-40 to North America). WW shipping will be considered, depending on the destination and there may be some additional shipping cost.

It lacks the contrast of today's modern glass but is good enough that you can adjust that in PP. It's decently sharp, but not razor sharp. Again it's a bit of a fun lens and if you're up for a challenge, this might be for you.

Price in CAD (Canadian dollars)

I don't have a Pentax body to take some test shots.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Fair

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
NC to USA and Canada

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal ($ CAD)

Return Policy & Additional Details
It's selling As IS because of the large shipping cost due to weight.

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


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04-24-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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A few more shots and the only image I could find that I have taken with this lens. Clearly a test shot and I missed the focus

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04-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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Thos aperture blades are a thing of beauty Peter.
All the best for the sale, and to the buyer of this hunk of metal and glass!
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That is quite something.

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It sure is, 20 aperture blades and curved to make a near perfect round shape. Bokeh is very nice on this lens. Construction is very simple the glass is 2 elements in the front and the rest is basically a long extension tube. There's no glass behind the aperture blades which are up front behind the glass.

I'm going to reduce the price just to have it find a new home. I figure it will cost about $40 (incl in sale price) to ship because of the size and weight. I'll consider WW shipping depending on the destination but there may be additional shipping costs.
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Haha! Oh, fun.


That's just the kind of crazy old long lens I've been 'figuring I'll pick up sooner or later.' I probably really shouldn't, but let me know if the deal falls through.
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RML, If the other buyer doesn't come through, it's yours.

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Just curious, what's the minimum focusing distance on that beast? Brett
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I just an message to Peter of backing out of this deal, so this lens will be available again.
Good luck for the new owner
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Just curious, what's the minimum focusing distance on that beast? Brett
Four-hundred and twenty-three meters.
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Actually about 18 feet. Not what you'd call a "close focus lens".
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yeah that's about the size! If I had 2 of them, I have them mounted over the mantle like swords.
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