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10-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Vivitar 28mm f/2 CF PKA (A01), SMC Pentax FAJ 75-300

SMC Pentax-FA J 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 lens - $79 plus shipping Now $69
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC lens - $349 plus shipping SOLD
Vivitar 28mm f/2 Close Focus PKA (A01) lens - $189 plus shipping SOLD

US shipping $8 for one, $12 for two or more. International shipping available but rates vary by country, please ask about your specific situation.

Well, I went for an FA 31 Limited, and now it is time to pay for it. :-) These are all nice lenses that can take lovely pictures when well-employed, and all in very good condition. A few comments on each:

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is the fastest normal lens available for Pentax DSLRs. Center sharpness is incredible, very well suited to people pictures. Although not a small lens, it is smaller and more portable than Sigma's 28 and 24mm offerings. My copy is in excellent condition without marked focus issues, and with original hood and front cap, generic push-on rear cap and a little black Sigma lens bag that is an extra. UV filter also included.

Vivitar 28mm f/2 Close Focus PKA lens is the famous "A01" according to the Vivitar 28mm bestiary. This is the only 28mm lens of which I am aware that combines in a compact package a fast maximum aperture, close focusing and the "A" position that is so helpful for fill flash and other automatic functions. Sharpness is excellent and the manual focus feel is very nice. External condition of this copy is great, but it came to me with some internal haze which would knock down contrast into strong light. I had it professionally cleaned and the contrast issues seem resolved, but some slight tinge is visible internally shining a penlight straight through. I always use a hood, for this reason and given the older coatings, and will include one suitable for use with film.

Pentax-FA J 75-300mm f/4.5-5.8 lens is a consumer long zoom, and a pretty darn good one for the price. At the short end the image quality has amazed me a few times and the long end proved very usable. This lens has no aperture ring and has a plastic mount, so it is very light weight for a lens with so much reach. Condition is very good, just 1-2 external scrapes where the silver coating is off. Glass is clear, no haze or fungus. Front and rear caps included, and an old lens bag for protection. Unlike the DA 55-300, this lens does cover Full Frame, in case you shoot film or might someday use it on an FF DSLR.

If you find any of these other than as described I am happy to refund your money upon return. I accept PayPal and expect no additional payments for "fees". I will ship internationally, as mentioned above, but cost will vary by country, and I will not mark things as "gifts" for customs purposes. Reasonable offers will be entertained (especially for multiple items) but be aware that a full-priced offer will get the item. Thanks for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Nick


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Thanks, MBrannon! I should have mentioned in the original post that I am open to exploring a trade for a good DA 18-135.
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Sigma and Vivitar sold, just the FA-J 75-300 left. A nice inexpensive way to get to 300mm!

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Open to trade the FA-J for a WR 50-200. I would throw in some $.
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I'll have to get some more sample pics up from the FAJ 75-300. It is quite a nice lens, for the price.
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Bump again! Not looking for trades any more, but open to offers.
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Price reduced.

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Nice lens, great price. Anyone?

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FA J 75-300mm lens now on eBay starting at 99 cents. Go get 'em! Pentax SMC P FA J 75-300mm F/4.5-5.8 Autofocus Lens for K5, K30 - Nice! 0027075072480 | eBay

And finally sold, via eBay.

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