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10-01-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax SMC 135mm f2.5

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Pentax SMC 135mm f2.5

Asking Price
Price drop to $125 CAD

Item Location
Canada (Canada)

Item Description
I'm selling my SMC 135mm f2.5 lens (in order to fund the purchase of a 77mm Limited lens).

Body and glass in excellent condition. Aperture blades dry and snap back quickly.

This lens has a strange problem with the aperture mechanism. Basically the aperture you get is smaller than what you set. It appears to be almost 2x, so setting f5.6 will result in the actual aperture opening being about f11 and setting f16 will give you about f32. Naturally wide open is unaffected. Beyond f16 the aperture no longer gets any smaller (i.e. it stays at about f32).

This isn't a problem if you shoot wide open or almost wide open (say f4), or if you shoot with the stopped down metered manual mode on your DSLR. But it could affect film shooters.

Since most people lust after this lens for the creamy backgrounds from shooting wide open or nearly so the lens is still very usable. I've price the lens lower than others I've seen on this forum because of the aperture issue.

Lens comes with Pentax front and rear caps.

References available on request.

Thanks - Greg

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

Shipping Charge
Actual cost

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal Check/Money Order Other (Elaborate)

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return within 7 days, in original condition, if not as described. Shipping cost not refunded.

Will ship to USA and Canada. May consider other countries.

Payment by money order, Interact eTransfer or PayPal.

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

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Last edited by greg_77; 10-01-2011 at 09:05 PM. Reason: Price drop
10-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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Lots of views but no interest so I'm dropping the price.

Thanks - Greg
10-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #3
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10-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #4
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Lens has been sold to VaSA. Mailed yesterday via Small Packet Air.

Greg

 

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