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11-13-2014, 03:42 PM   #1
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Pentax FA DA primes: DA 21, FA 43, 135. sold:28, 77. Samples added Marketplace Listing

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Pentax FA DA primes: DA 21, FA 43, 135. Sold: 28, 77

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400.00 USD

Item Location
Austin TX (United States)

Item Description
I thought I would never sell the FA Limited lenses. And I told myself I did’t need to upgrade E-mount gear; but when I got a chance to grab a bag of very nice glasses and sony A7, I couldn’t resist anymore.

Now I will have to sell most zooms, and the shorter primes of pentax mount. My plan is to use wide angle on A7, and tele lenses on Pentax K5II, so wide is wider, and long is longer.

Anyway, here are the lenses I am putting up for sell. All lenses are in excellent working condition, AF fast and accurate (mostly, on K5II), aperture dry and moves freely. Cosmetically all in excellent condition except the FA 135/2.8 (see details below).

1. DA 21. Very nice condition, very little paint loss on focus ring. Clean glass. Very sharp, the one I kept after comparing 3 copies. Auto focus is fast and accurate. Bought here from another member, no box. I kept the hood and original caps at home, and use a metal screw-one hood on top of it, so I can use PL filter if I need. Hood and the caps on it will be included. $320 -- Hold for buyers

3. FA 43/1.9. It took me quite a while to get use to the FOV on APC, but now I love it. Great for environmental portraits or small groups. Very strong 3-D feel. Why am I selling it? Anyway, excellent condition, very sharp copy, not any issue. Original caps and hood. No box. I owned it too long to find the box.
[COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]Sold, pending payment[/COLOR]

5. FA 135/2.8. This, and the 77 are the two lenses easy to get wow pictures. Not in best condition: barrel has some marks, there are some internal dusts; and there is a ring of haze developed on one element, only at the outer edge. I tried to show the haze in the photo by using a flash point into the lens from rear end (very few lens can survive thus inspection). Otherwise it is not very noticeable if you look directly into the lens. I really don’t think it affects IQ. I have so many wonderful pictures taken from it. It looks it is a very common issue for this lens (find the thread discussing this). It is a relative rare lens because owners usually don’t sell them. I priced it accordingly $280 --- [COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]Hold for a buyer[/COLOR]


FA 28/2.8. Excellent condition. Very little marks on barrel, very clean glass. Auto focus is fast and accurate. A little too normal a lens on APC, and didn’t get too much use, although it is small, sharp, and has great color. It did great on film in the past and will do great on FF soon.
4. FA 77/1.8. I am crying. One of the best lenses. I bought FA 85, found sometime it is too big a lens to carry around, but cannot afford both. So I bought a DA 70 recently from a member here to company the FA85. Now the 77 has to leave. Excellent condition, only some small dust on element close the rear one. Affects nothing. I have many many great pictures taken from it. With original caps and box. $670

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DA 21

FA 43

FA 135

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My >60 positive feedback here should give you some confidence buying. I will take return only if the lenses are not as described. please contact me within three days.

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11-13-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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Would you be willing to sell to someone in person?
11-13-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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that is even better! Are you in Austin, TX? No shipping, check before you pay, best way to deal. let me know when and where do you want to meet. PM me please.
11-16-2014, 08:38 AM   #4
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77 sols. Thanks. Here is some sample photos taken from 135. A great lens!

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28 also sold.

---------- Post added 11-16-14 at 08:34 PM ----------

21 is on hold for two potential buyers

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11-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #5
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43 SOLD, pending payment
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Apparently needed to make a forum post before I could send a PM, so here it is! Sending PM.
11-19-2014, 07:39 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by evanwhat Quote
Apparently needed to make a forum post before I could send a PM, so here it is! Sending PM.
Actually, you need to make two posts before PM's are allowed.

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