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01-06-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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FA* 24 f/2

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FA* 24 F/2

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450.00 - Last drop to $380 Shipped in the US USD

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"Pentax FA*24 F/2 - These don't come around very often and this is a great prime. It is a smooth metal shell that is really beautiful. Overall it is in excellent condition as the optics are free from marks and it has the inevitable scratches off the silver paint. The external is in Great condition with just several light scratches in the paint. The AF is very fast and accurate.

It has a tiny, tiny, bit of mold in it. It took me over two weeks to find it, but in the last picture of the lens you can see a few tiny little spots that show the area. They are at the 3 O Clock position if you look at the lens in that picture as a clock. I mean it is really hard to see and you have to work at it to find it. They are not in the direct optical path either and do not affect picture quality.

I purchased a wide angle 67mm hood for it. It is black. So it matches the black focusing ring! The hood works well with the lens.

It is a nice compact (compared to the sigma 24 or 28 1.8 lenses) and solid and smooth metal barrel on a lens that produces superb pictures. This is a great wide angle portrait lens as it renders smooth skin. Very low distortion for this wide of a lens. I've included a close up portrait I took with this lens to show how it does. The aperture was at F/2 and this was before I had the hood. Very smooth character for this full frame wide angle.

I am asking $450 - $380 as it includes the hood, Pentax front, and rear cap and is in excellent condition. Don't miss the chance to grab this rare gem.

$450 - $380 shipped in US

Internationals with good feedback PM me.




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Return accepted within 7 days if found in different condition than described.

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Bump with pictures loaded!

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Bump with pictures loaded!

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01-09-2014, 02:07 PM   #2
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I am bumping this lens. I took pictures with the hood on it so you can see what it looks like. Quite frankly, I think it looks better with a black hood than the silver hood that Pentax made for it. As you can see in the 2nd picture I shot flash directly on the lens and you still cannot see the mold spots that I mentioned. This is a great lens, and at this price it is a good deal for this gem.

PM if you would like to buy it.

$450 shipped in the US.
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01-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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Can you post another photo that you took with this lens? The one you posted doesn't help, the cutenness of the model makes the photo shine by itself
I mean, a landscape, for example?
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In response Pepe, I haven't shot anything as far as landscape with this lens. I don't use it often except for when I need a fast wide angle. That being said, I think there were several other Pentax lenses in the 20-28 that did better with sharp wide open landscape. But if you do any wide portrait stuff, want low distortion, and smooth balanced colors - the other 20-28mm lenses don't do it like this.
On my K5II (new one), this thing is crazy fast focusing and sharp wide open. The criticism this received about being a hint soft wide open really had to do with being F/2 and being 24mm. It is a hard thing to nail down because your subject isn't as much as the frame as a DA*55 would look. When I upgraded from the K5 to the K5II I noticed an immediate difference in sharpness.
I am bumping this lens. If I don't sell it, so be it, if I do then someone got a good deal.

01-14-2014, 06:55 AM   #5
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01-14-2014, 08:26 AM   #6
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PM replied.

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Last price drop - $400 shipped. Honestly this is a steal for the lens with the hood.

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01-15-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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Bump with a question. What hood is that you found that works with these, or is it a filter thread on type?


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67mm wide angle screw threads hood. It really is perfect for it. It improved the contrast significantly by cutting down glare.

First $400 takes it. That is shipped in the US!

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Pictures that highlight the scratches on the silver paint

Here are some pictures that show the light scratches on the lens exterior (no scratches on the glass).
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01-16-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
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Thanks for your answer. I have one myself and can say that these are great lenses. They are 35mm equivalent on aps-c camera. Recommended.
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Thanks. This is the last bump before Ebay. $400 shipped in the US with hood and caps. This is a great deal
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This is the last drop I am dropping this to $380 (I will not go any lower) shipped in the US. Please only inquire if you are seriously interested in buying. So far I have had 4 buyers back out after they asked for a paypal invoice. Seriously, it is a camera lens, not a wedding vow. So US buyers you can an extremely great deal on this lens. My feedback demonstrates that I am an honest seller. I have it listed on Ebay for $450 so this is a great price at $380. So buy it at $380 shipped in the US.

I will not sell to international sellers with no feedback in this forum. Please don't ask.
 

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