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05-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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[SOLD] FA-135 2.8 in mint condition (CONUS)

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Item for Sale
FA-135 2.8 in mint condition

Asking Price
$550

Item Location
Colorado Springs, CO

Item Description
This lens has an interesting (albeit short) history. I purchased it around the same time I got the F version of this lens, through a combination of circumstance and excessive LBA. The item was billed as new when sold to me, and I can certainly find no signs of use. There are no scratches, marks or signs of use that I can find on the body, glass or lens mount. However, as I examined the lens more closely, I saw a speck of some sort along with several fine hairs inside the lens. So, I shipped it off to Eric, and he confirmed that the speck was just dust or a small insect, and NOT fungus. So, it has had a full cleaning and adjustment, and is truly in mint condition.

I ended up keeping the F copy of this lens because I have a bit of a sentimental attachment to the series, but I consider the FA to be every bit as good. (and most probably prefer the style/look of it) Many have sung the praises of this lens here on the forums, but I'll just mention a few things that I love about it:

* Build quality (all metal construction)
* Image quality - I find it to be fantastic
* Compactness - Just try and find another auto focus 2.8 lens over 100mm this small...
* Close focus - gets close enough to work as a pseudo-macro lens in a pinch
* Built-in hood

The lens comes in the original box with the manual and warranty card. I realize that the price is on the high side, but I believe it's justified for an as new copy of a rare and quite coveted lens.

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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
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
$20

Shipping Services
USPS priority, insured

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
I will accept a return within 1 week after receipt for a full refund (minus shipping costs) if the buyer is not satisfied with the item or description.

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

05-01-2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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These don't show up too often, I'm sure you'll get a lot of interest.

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