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10-01-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Very rare Pentax F 50mm f2.8 macro

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Very rare Pentax F 50mm f2.8 macro

Asking Price
325 $ net to me

Item Location
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Item Description
For sale is a very rare Pentax F 50mm macro f2.8 in excellent + condition. There are minor signs of use in the barrel, other than that it looks very clean. I have two copies and am willing to let go one. I bought the second copy fearing if something will go wrong with the first one. I will post the pictures later today.
I believe it is one of the sharpest lens ever made in any system.
It comes with original rear cap and a generic front cap.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
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US only

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Free in US. For other destinations, contact me for a quote

Shipping Services
USPS priority with insurance

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Please let me know within 2 days. I will refund the entire amount minus shipping and paypal fees if any.

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

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10-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #2
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10-04-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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This magnificent lens is still for sale. Photodo rates it as the sharpest pentax lens (4.6) along with A*85 1.4 and F 50 1.4. Please remember, this is the rare 'F' version.
10-06-2011, 05:28 AM   #4
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Reduced to 310$ shipped...

10-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
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I'm surprised no one is jumping on this one. I recently got a hold of a mint copy of that lens and love it . Around the same time as I purchased My F 50 macro I got a hold of a F 100 macro in near mint condition but had to return it to seller because of fungus . How I love the look and feel of those F series lenses. Good luck on the sale of a great lens.
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Thank you Roob-N-Boots. I am surprised as well.
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Yes, a perfect lens
How does this lens compare to the
Zeiss Macro 50mm f/2 ZK Makro-Planar T* Manual Focus Lens
...just cant find anyone with 1st and experience

PS - I am interested and will shoot you a PM

---------- Post added 10-08-2011 at 09:52 AM ----------

Sorry - just realized this is not the FA (i got all excited and started typing without reading)

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I haven't tested the zeiss Macro 50mm, so can't comment on it. But, I would be surprised if you could get another pentax glass that could better this one in sharpness.
This is a rarer version than FA and is optically identical to the FA. I have had a chance to use both of them and personally, I prefer the F version. It looks vintage.

310$ shipped in US. I am open to shipping it worldwide. Please PM me for a quote.


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Interested

Hi there, I have a few F lenses and I am looking for a 50mm macro so this sounds good. Will you ship to Hong Kong?

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Hi, I might be interested. Is the item still available?
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What makes this lens so rare? Do you have any documented evidence to say F 50/2.8 Macro is rare? I am just curious, at any rate a bump for this lens from one who owns F 100/2.8 Macro, which I don't think is as rare as the 50.
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Thanks for the bump excanonfrd. I don't know what documented evidence means here. I have read on the web that F 50mm macro f2.8 was the first 50mm AF lens made by pentax and was in production only from 1988-90.
But, I for sure know that one could easily pick up a FA 50 macro. I read that they were in production for a longer period of time. I have seen 4-5 for sale in the last 2 months, maybe more. I haven't come across any (maybe one?) F version in the past year in the market place. Even, a cursory search in ebay would throw up several FA macros, but not the F version.
Does the rarity makes it better than the FA version? Certainly not. They have the same optics. However, IMHO, the F version looks more attractive when you have it attached to your body.

@sampsoneric and Jagra - it is talked for locally, if it fails, I will PM you.
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Ok, thanks for keeping me in the loop.
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I had never seen this lens on sale until now. Some of the F series lenses are going rare and rare. Pentax 50mm/100mm F2.8 Macro, 85mm/135mm F2.8, 300mm/600mm all are in my dream list.
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Sale pending to dgaies

Knowing Dan, I won't be surprised if I see the lens in the market place soon
 

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