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06-25-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax A* 300mm f1:4 (US)

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Pentax A* 300mm f1:4

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Independence, MO, USA

Item Description
I bought this just a few weeks ago locally, and then discovered that I'm just not fast enough focusing it manually. When I "hit", the results are phenomenal, but that's no consolation if you can't get sharp images. I mean, I could shoot stationary targets all day long, but most of the stuff I shoot with a tele like this is moving - fast.

It's sharp from f4 and only gets sharper. Excellent contrast, clear and clean glass, fast and clean aperture blades. The felt that holds the slide-out hood is worn, so it is loose-ish (still works, though, as well as a 1" hood on a 300mm lens can).

This is, I hear, the most compact 300mm f4 available; it's almost exactly the same size as my Tamron 180mm f2.5.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
NO (sorry about the original error)

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DOA only

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

Price reduced

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06-26-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Price reduced to $500 USD!
06-28-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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I am interested in this lens. Sent you a PM.

Cheers, Lloyd M.
06-29-2011, 10:57 AM   #4
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Bump. Still available.

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Hi. Did I mention that this is the most compact 300 f4 available?
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I'll consider trades... anyone got a Tammy 28-75 f2.8 layin' around gathering dust? An FA77ltd they just don't use? PM me and see what we can work out...
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The best Manual Focus 300mm f4 available.
07-04-2011, 11:01 PM   #8
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
The best Manual Focus 300mm f4 available.
Thanks for the bump and positive input. And the price is now $450.

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Any chance of shipping this puppy north of the border?

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Any chance of shipping this puppy north of the border?

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I would ship to Canada for $15 more (for extra packing, shipping and insurance), but I have another offer from Canada and I want to give him first refusal; if he doesn't want it though, I'd sell it to you for $465 shipped.

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still avail?
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still avail?
I've got some contacts, but haven't agreed to a direct sale yet. PM me if you're in the USA and interested.

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I am still interested in your lens for sale and have sent you a PM. (To follow up on my PM to you on June 28th.)

Cheers, Lloyd.
 

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