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02-15-2015, 10:36 AM   #1
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Pentax-A 1:5.6 400mm

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Pentax-A 1:5.6 400mm

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360 350 USD

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Pentax-A 1:5.6 400mm lens in good optical and functional condition; fair cosmetic condition. No major dings, just a fair number of marks and scratches in the finish of the hood, barrel, and aperture ring, and some brassing on the knob controlling the rotation of the tripod mounting foot. (I bought the lens from KEH, who had rated it BGN). The built-in hood is in good shape with no significant dents. Includes caps (the front cap I bought new).

Note that this lens is compatible with the L versions of Pentax Rear Converter-A, both the 1.4x and the 2x.

I will also include a Pentax case for it. The case is in poor condition, in that the bottom piece of foam is falling apart, and the leatherette covering is pretty scruffy, especially the hinge holding the top on. I covered the foam insert to prevent the degrading foam from getting onto the lens. I consider the case ugly but reasonably functional.

For an additional $20 $10 I will include a Really Right Stuff plate for the tripod foot (shown in the photos). Note that with the plate attached, you have to bend the case a bit to get the lens to fit.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

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Used
Fair

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Worldwide

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Included CONUS; inquire for elsewhere

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USPS

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PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
If lens is not as described, return for full refund

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

---------- Post added 2015-02-15 at 12:44 PM ----------

Some photos I took with this lens:





With the 1.4x-L converter:



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02-15-2015, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi will the 1.7 AF converter work on it?
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02-15-2015, 12:36 PM   #3
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I haven't tried this combination myself. Searching, I find the following:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/85178-pentax-f-1-7x...tml#post865618

suggesting that in bright contrasty light it may work OK.
02-15-2015, 12:52 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shanti Quote
Hi will the 1.7 AF converter work on it?
Thanks S
I believe @normhead uses that combo. Look through the 300mm+ Lens Club.

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Bump and a price reduction for a classic Pentax super-telephoto, now $350
02-21-2015, 05:14 PM   #6
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Great lens, probably the best 400mm f5.6 legacy prime available for Pentax, only second to the 400mm Telemacro (and perhaps the 400mm f4 adaptall)....(my own experience) in terms of IQ it outperforms the both the Tokina AT-X Sd 400mm f5.6, and the Sigma APO 400mm f5.6 72mm.

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02-25-2015, 10:27 AM   #7
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Thanks Stavri!

Final bump before eBay, thanks for looking.

And as an additional sweetener, the RRS plate is now reduced to $10 if you buy the lens.
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I don't have a RRS mount - does that plate work with Acra type plates? Actually using a 3 legged thing ball head.

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QuoteOriginally posted by KevinG Quote
I don't have a RRS mount - does that plate work with Acra type plates? Actually using a 3 legged thing ball head.
Yes, it is Arca-Swiss compatible.
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Amazing images with this lens !!
02-25-2015, 03:20 PM   #11
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Sale pending.
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good to see this baby found a new home....
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Yes, it was my first super-tele and I got lots of productive use from it.

---------- Post added 2015-02-25 at 08:49 PM ----------

Sold, thanks for looking.
 

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