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01-14-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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Tokina AT-X 300mm F2.8 APO SD

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Tokina AT-X 300mm F2.8 APO SD

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$500 US Net

Item Location
Vancouver (Canada)

Item Description
This must be the most affordable dedicated KA mount manual focus 300mm/2.8!

I have reviewed this lens couple years ago in this Forums with sample photos:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/rikenon-tokina-300mm-f2-8.html

Tokina has put in the whole nine yards for this lens. It comes standard with multi-coated 112mm front & 35.3mm rear drop-in Tokina filter, Tokina screw-in metal front lens cap, Pentax plastic rear lens cap, reversible metal hood, soft & hard lens cases (with strap) and all original packaging as pictured below.

A disclosure for your consideration. This lens will not close down to the chosen aperture (e.g. f/4, f/5.6, f/8...) on my K5 regardless of Mode setting, but the camera can meter the scene correctly with the aperture input. That means the aperture stay wide open at f/2.8 at all time on my K5. My local repair guy think it is a communication issue because he cannot find problem on my K5 or the lens itself. I do not have another K5 to test out, therefore cannot confirm whether this happen with all K5.

It works perfectly on other dSLR & film SLR such as K3, K-r, K20D & MX.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

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Worldwide

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Depends on location, will quote.
Shipping weight ~4.2 Kg

Shipping Services
Canada Post or courier of your choice.

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal or Other

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns please - item as described & pictured.

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


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01-16-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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Very pretty :-) Unfortunately I have not had good results manually focusing, though they were not good lenses.
01-19-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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New week. New price.
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I don't understand why the lens won't set for the 2.8 aperture on your K5 It should if it works on your other K mounts. If I understand this correctly the lens in the A setting for the aperture won't stop down at 2.8 but it will manually stop down at 2.8 on your K5 ? If it does manually stop down using the ring does your K5 meter correctly ? A bit confused ?


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01-26-2014, 02:37 PM   #5
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Updated on the K5 compatibility issue & new price.
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What happens if you use the aperture ring on your K5? Surely that should work? (Not in the market myself - too many 300/2.8s already if you can believe it!)

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01-27-2014, 08:30 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevo Quote
What happens if you use the aperture ring on your K5? Surely that should work? (Not in the market myself - too many 300/2.8s already if you can believe it!)
On my K5 - nothing. It will stay wide open no matter which Exposure Mode the camera is in or what the aperture ring is set (A or at the actual F-stop). When the aperture ring is locked at A, I can select any f-stop from the camera, but the lens just will not close down to the selected f-stop except f/2.8. I cannot preview any DOF with the on/off switch neither. The camera will exposure the picture properly although it is always at f/2.8. A mystery until I can test it on another K5. My local repair shop has no K5 on hand, which is a good indication about K5 reliability.

300/2.8 lens is extremely versaitile both indoor or outdoor and MF version like this lens is more portable as well. I just need money to cover the Sigma Sport 120-300/2.8 I bought a month ago.

I have couple PMs and may seal a deal this evening.

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02-01-2014, 11:31 PM   #8
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Cold weather. Hot price.

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Ahhh. There are 3 wonderful 300/2.8 lenses for sale, and I don't have money not even for the cheapest. I'm shore that when I will have money, will be no 300/2.8 in the marketplace. I must sale something.
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Even more affordable at US $500 now.
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Have you tested this on a K-5ii or K-5iis? Could it somehow be just the K-5, assuming it isn't somehow just YOUR K-5?
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Sale pending!

QuoteOriginally posted by sholtzma Quote
Have you tested this on a K-5ii or K-5iis? Could it somehow be just the K-5, assuming it isn't somehow just YOUR K-5?
I am surrounded by people from the "Dark Side" so I have no acces to another K5-series camera. My local repair guy was a Pentax tech and he has no K5 in the shop either, a good sign about reliability on the K5-series. I did try it out on other dSLRs like K200D, K-r and the new K-3 plus film SLRs and it works prefectly. For disclosure purpose, I rather state the aperture wouldn't step down on K-5 cameras instead of claiming it just happen to my K-5.
 

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