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10-09-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Pentax FA 20-35/4 Lens

Hi All,

I'm looking for an FA 20-35/4 lens. If you got one to let go, please let me know. You know it's not much useful on APSC camera, probably you don't want to keep it anyway

Hope the lens comes w/ hood and caps.

Cheers and happy hunting.

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10-09-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Not exactly what you're looking for, but I have a Tokina ATX Pro 20 - 35 I'd be willing to part with.
Tokina 20-35mm AT-X Pro F2.8 Lens Reviews - Tokina Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
PM if interested.
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Thanks John, But I prefer the smaller Pentax one
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I got one off Fleabay from a Korean seller 'bout a year back. Loving it and has, for the moment, displaced my Tamron 17-50 F2.8 as my walkabout lens. As compact as a kit zoom. Sharpness is excellent and prefer the colours. Tamron does better star bursts on night scenes though.

I encourage you to keep looking.

Some samples here from my first use of this lens: SA Aviation Museum. All shots on this post are the FA20-35 mounted on a Kx except the last few which are with a F50/1.7 which incidentally is an amazingly sharp lens. All the FA 20-35 shots are indoors but kind of managed the not so fast max aperture with a mix of higher ISO (400 or 800), and care to avoid the shakes with slower shutter speeds.

And mix of indoor and outdoor shots also on the K-x here: National Railway Museum

There is no lens profile for Adobe ACR/Lightroom unfortunately. It needs a bit of distortion correction at 20mm (from memory roughly +6 in Lightroom Develop module) and progressively less at longer focal lengths. One day I might get keen and make a lens profile.

I didn't get the standard hood with my copy, but happened to have a hood from a dead Canon mega zoom camera with the same 58mm filter thread as the 20-35 and works perfectly without any vignetting on APS-C cameras. The standard hood is designed for film so provides less than optimal shading for APS-C anyway.

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Thanks. Really nice photos you got there

Currently there is one selling at the b&s forum, but the price is abit on the high side, and I don't live in Europe where the seller only sends to.

Anyway, I'm not in a rush, just keep on looking for one.

Thanks again and Cheers!
 

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