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01-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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FA77, FA43, DA 40, D-FA 100 Macro

The time has come to consolidate my camera gear and unfortunately some of my favorite lenses have to go. These lenses all cover full frame (for when/if the mythical Pentax FF DSLR should appear....) and they are all in extremely good condition. All prices are listed in US dollars. I accept payment by Paypal and I don’t charge buyers for Paypal fees. Buyer pays actual cost of tracked shipping via Canada Post, which averages $20-$25 to the US and $15-$20 in Canada.

To potential buyers outside of North America: unfortunately Canadian postal rates are exorbitant for tracked shipping outside of North America. If you’re okay with paying $70 to $80 for shipping then I can certainly send to you. Please PM me for specifics on shipping costs to your address.

FA 77 Limited. Made in Japan. I purchased this lens on this forum from a member who had kept it in immaculate condition. Since then it has been used sparingly and only indoors for portrait sessions, so is still in like new condition. No marks on it and it functions exactly as it should. It’s getting rare to find an MIJ version of this legendary lens in such great condition. Includes box, caps, bag. $725. SOLD.

FA 43 Limited. AIV. Purchased about ten months ago from B&H and only rarely used. In like new condition including box, bag, and caps; no signs of wear at all. It back focuses a bit on my K-X but works perfectly on my K-5 with an AF Fine adjustment of +7, so for optimal performance I would recommend it only for buyers planning to use it on a K20D, K-7, K-5 or K-R that have the AF Fine Adjust feature. $500. SOLD.

DA 40. In excellent condition, with only a couple of very slight scuffs on the focus ring that are not really visible in photos. The glass is perfect and the aperture is clean and snappy. Comes with bag, screw-on hood, rear cap and two original Pentax small metal front caps (I was afraid I would lose one so I bought an extra). No box. $275. SOLD.

D-FA 100mm Macro. I listed this here in the fall but decided to hold onto it for a while. Now it must go so I’ve reduced the price from $450 to $400. The lens is like new in box, including caps, hood and bag. This is NOT the WR version but from what I understand, it has the same optics. A wonderful lightweight macro lens that also works great for portraits. $400.

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01-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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FA 77 is now sold. Pm's are replied to. Thanks!

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DA 40 is sold. Thanks for your interest. FA 43 and D-FA 100 Macro are still available!
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FA 43 is now sold. I've had some interest in the D-FA 100, but it is still available at this point. Anyone looking for a great deal on an AF macro lens in fantastic condition, it's waiting for you!
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100 mm macro

Hi Bazell

I'm interested in your 100mm macro. I'll PM you later today - currently at work.

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I am interested in the D-FA 100mm. I would be using it partially for motorsports; would the lens being a Macro lens make it any worse for this application? (i.e. slower focus or any limiting focus distance?) I apologize for what might be a stupid question, I just want to be sure.

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It works fine for shots of distant subjects and I've used it in that situation with good success. But it's not ideal for fast-moving subjects because the focus has to rack so far in and out that it is relatively slow, especially in af-c mode. (This lens. like the WR model, doesn't have a focus limiter switch). It's possible to work around that limitation by pre-focusing on a particular place (which might be a good thing to do for motorsports anyway), but I think you'd probably be better served by a 50-135 or DA*200 for that application. I've never done motorsports shooting so maybe someone else can add some advice here.
Hope that helps!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bazwell Quote
It works fine for shots of distant subjects and I've used it in that situation with good success. But it's not ideal for fast-moving subjects because the focus has to rack so far in and out that it is relatively slow, especially in af-c mode. (This lens. like the WR model, doesn't have a focus limiter switch). It's possible to work around that limitation by pre-focusing on a particular place (which might be a good thing to do for motorsports anyway), but I think you'd probably be better served by a 50-135 or DA*200 for that application. I've never done motorsports shooting so maybe someone else can add some advice here.
Hope that helps!
Thank you for your honesty! It looks like I will have to pass for now then, mostly for the lack of a focus limiter switch. It's a shame, I've been looking at photos taken with this lens and they're really great - if only I shot macro more often and didn't need quick focus, I'd be all over this. Thanks for the 50-135 and DA* 200 suggestions as well. Best of luck with the sale!
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QuoteOriginally posted by alstauffer Quote
Thank you for your honesty! It looks like I will have to pass for now then, mostly for the lack of a focus limiter switch. It's a shame, I've been looking at photos taken with this lens and they're really great - if only I shot macro more often and didn't need quick focus, I'd be all over this. Thanks for the 50-135 and DA* 200 suggestions as well. Best of luck with the sale!
just like to add to OP's honest post that 50-135 has SDM which is quiet and precise, but not really very fast focusing as well, but probably quicker than any Macro lens withou focus limiter....
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D-FA 100 Macro now sold. Thanks everyone for your interest!
 

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