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01-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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FA 135 - Lens elements in great shape! - $ reduced

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FA 135 - Lens elements in great shape!

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275.00 USD

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Item Description
FA 135 lens for sale.

I bought this lens several years ago from Pentaxforums user Frank. It has been a great addition to my Pentax gear, but I find that I'm shooting my Canon equipment more often these days. I don't believe a good lens should sit on a shelf when someone else might like to use it.

The exterior of the lens looks ugly. There is some sort of coating on the finish that is partially worn off. I don't know what the finish is, and can't speculate what may have caused this. It was like this when I got it. I can, however, easily vouch for the lens still working like a champ and the front and rear elements are in fantastic shape.

Everything works as it should. Focus is very quick, images are sharp @ 2.8, and no issues with the aperture blades. This is a lightweight little gem with its own built in lens hood. The equivalent of 200mm with F2.8 speed in such a small package is an absolute treat.

It will ship with front and rear caps only. I have no box or lens case for it.

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10.00

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If you aren't happy with it, let me know and within 14 days you can ship it back for a full refund.

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

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01-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Price Just reduced from 300 to 275.

Would be open to a reasonable offer as well. This really is a fantastic little telephoto that happens to be not much bigger than a 50mm.
01-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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I've used the F version of this lens and can attest that it is really a fantastic little piece. Some PF on digital, but very very sharp, even wide open!
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I met another forum member a couple of years ago that had one of these that had the similiar issue, that the paint was peeling pretty bad. Might have been a bad batch of paint that day in the factory. I can attest that his copy worked fantastic, no impact to it's ability to take steller photos. I stopped myself twice from contacting the seller on this, as I've wanted this lens for a long time.....but I just can't justify it, when I've got DA100 WR, and a K135mm f2.5. So tempted though, I love my old gray FA's.

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Thank you for the comments dcshooter (who must be my neighbor) and wiseox!

Pending payment at this point. I will pull the ad when payment arrives or post again letting folks know it is still available.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WiseOx Quote
I met another forum member a couple of years ago that had one of these that had the similiar issue, that the paint was peeling pretty bad. Might have been a bad batch of paint that day in the factory. I can attest that his copy worked fantastic, no impact to it's ability to take steller photos. I stopped myself twice from contacting the seller on this, as I've wanted this lens for a long time.....but I just can't justify it, when I've got DA100 WR, and a K135mm f2.5. So tempted though, I love my old gray FA's.
FYI, the 50mm FA Macro (which has a very similar metal barrel) has the same problem with the paint, as have some Fs that I have seen. Seems like a systematic problem rather than a single batch. Too bad they simply didn't use the same black paint process they used on the Taks and Ms. Those rarely seem to flake and instead just brass nicely.
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