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01-18-2015, 10:23 PM   #1
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SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM (better one of my two copies) Marketplace Listing

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SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM

Asking Price
630.00 USD

Item Location
Austin, TX (United States)

Item Description
SMC Pentax-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM.

I owned this lens for couple of years and really like it. very nice rendering that is unique to DA* lenses.super sharp for a zoom, great bokeh and beautiful color. It was my 1st choice for portrait.

Then I bought DA 55/1.4, FA 77, FA 135/2.8, DFA 100 MACRO. And the last hit was FA 85/1.4. Now I found I use primes only (almost). If I need zoom, I bring NEX system for complete light load.

Plus I have another less-perfect copy 50-135 in hand (I bought it as back up). There is no reason to keep two copies of lens that I don't use much. I realize it is time to sell this excellent copy.

Excellent condition. very minimum sign of usage (I can not find any obviously actually). glass is clean, without scratches. I don't see dust inside. aperture blades move freely.

SDM AF was fine, quite, but a little slow to my taste. A little slower than 18-135; maybe same as DA 55/1.4.

I converted it into screw drive AF before, because I feel it is a little faster and gives me a clear sign of AF movement. Since some members are concerning the SDM motor, I have put the original ROM back and the lens is now on SDM AF. No problem.

If you want the screw drive AF, please let me know. I will change it back to modified ROM. Or I can email you the modified ROM if you need it.

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$15 in USA. PM for international shipping

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lens will be shipped via priority mail with insurance. I will request signature for receiving the package.
I will take return only if the lens is not as described. please contact me within three days.

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

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01-25-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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or if you want the "less perfect copy", which was also converted into screw drive AF, but the SDM on that one was dead. It also does not have the original hood and box. Just the lens and caps. Other than that, excellent condition. perfect glass, sharp image, no marks on the barrel. $475
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The SDM motor on the lens works fine. I converted only because I like screw drive AF, so I don't have to worry if the motor is going to give up during an important event.

I have loaded the original ROM and the lens is now on SDM AF again. No problem. Quite and quick (as it designed).
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Lens on hold for a member at this time.

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