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07-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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FA50mm F1.7 & FA28mm F2.8

PENTAX FA50mm F1.7 & FA28mm F2.8

I bought these two lenses new back in the late 1990's when I changed over to a AF body from my MX. At that time I bought two zooms so these two primes came out to play rarely and most of the time stayed home. They sat in there original boxes with silica packs unused for several years until I bought my first PENTAX DSLR in 2007. So they are in really great condition.

There is not much to write about these two wonderful lenses that hasn't been said in the reviews and forum. So go wild and do your research. I would rate them as excellent condition (EX on the KEH scale) and as far a I can see there is nothing wrong with the lenses. No fungus, no oil on the blades, no scratches on the lens surface. There might be a couple specs of dust inside that I can't see and a tiny scuff on the barrel, but my eyes are 58 years old so they aren't jumping out at me. I've used these on a APC DSLR and they are very capable lenses, I just don't have a preference for them with the APC sensor. I do like the FA 28 on my K-01 but I prefer to use the DA40 on that body.

I was keeping these two gems in hopes of Pentax coming out with a full frame body and since these two focal lengths where my favorites in the film era I thought they be perfect for a FF DSLR. Well I've decided that the full frame is not a priority for me anymore, so I needto sell these two great lenses and use the money to explore another avenue.

Both of these lenses come in the original boxes, original packing material, manuals, and caps. One of the lens caps is the vintage 1974 ASASHI PENTAX logo on it. I swapped this out when I sold my M50 years ago but I liked the retro look of it. The FA28 still has the original serial number card and I still looking for the FA50's card but that is not going to be included at this time. The original boxes are even in excellent condition.

The price for both is $430 - I'll cover the PayPal fees, the buyer pays the USPS shipping fees. I will consider any reasonable offer if the price I'm offering these at is out of line but considering the condition of these lenses I think this is a fair price.

I'd like to sell them as a match set but if they don't sell together the price for buying them individually is:

FA50 f1.7 = $225 Buyer pays shipping.
FA28 f2.8 = $215 Buyer pays shipping.

Thanks for looking.

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Please can you inform me about the total coast to shiping (the FA 28 2.8mm) to Greece.

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Beautiful set. I hope they sell together.

I previously owned the F counterparts for these two lenses. 50mm and 28mm on APSC make for an awesome 1-2 punch!
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