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04-22-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Pentax DA*16-50 (screw drive)

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Pentax DA*16-50 (screw drive)

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In order to lighten the load of my kit for travel. I'm selling my DA* 16-50 f2.8. I decided it would be best to have a Limited 20-40 in it's place -- it seems like the perfect street zoom for me.

The DA* 16-50 is in excellent cosmetic condition. However, it has been converted to screw drive focus due to SDM failure, which we all know of too well. The screw focus works fantastic, it focuses even faster than when it was SDM. I'll also throw in a 77mm filter with it & the original boxing.

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Returns accepted if you're unhappy with the lens, for whatever reason.

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04-23-2014, 05:34 AM   #2
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The last photo shows a lot of stuff, is that on the filter?
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My 16-50 looks same in my case is just dust
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Yes, it's only dust on the filter. Actually, the filter has been on the lens ever since it was purchased, so the glass itself is in pristine condition.

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Can you elaborate a bit more on the conversion to screw drive AF? I have noticed with my K3 that I prefer the screw drive AF over the SDM, a bit noisy, but safer. Is that somehting that can be reverted?
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Pepe, I was able to convert the lens to screwdrive by updating a code in the lens' firmware while it was attached to a K-7. It operates via screwdrive on any Pentax camera right now; it's currently running on my K-5ii. And yes, if the SDM were to be fixed, the lens could be converted back to SDM using the same method. You can find more information here-

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/208353-how-...m-f-2-8-a.html
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price drop

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price drop to $600.
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Price drop to $550.

This lens is in excellent optical condition, y'all. And as I mentioned, the screwdrive is even faster than the SDM focus.
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Sorry,

So still available.

Someone should grab this great lens and make 2 people happy (buyer and seller).

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If I didn't already have one I'd be all over this. My DA* 50-135 is screw drive and works just fine. Good luck with the sale, I'm sure someone will take it off your hands!
 

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