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12-11-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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SMC Pentax K 28 f/2 'Hollywood' *$50 OFF TODAY ONLY*

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SMC Pentax K 28 f/2 'Hollywood'

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875.00 USD $800 USD

Item Location
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SMC Pentax K 28 f/2

This is the famed Zeiss Distagon clone. Exceptional condition. Glass is perfect. Blades are clean and snappy. Well-damped focusing action. Recently CLA'd by dcshooter. Includes soft pouch and front/rear caps. Photos show minor surface dust.

USPS Priority Mail shipping with insurance is an additional $25. Buyers outside of the continental United States to pay actual shipping cost.

This item has had its first and final price drop. I'd rather keep it than sell it at any lower than the posted price. The price is FIRM. Offers under the asking price will be politely ignored.


$875 USD $800 USD

$750 USD + USPS Shipping TODAY ONLY! Price goes back up tomorrow.



Wide open and cropped.



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Mint

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$25 USD for CONUS. Actual cost elsewhere.

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Sold as-is. No returns.

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


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12-11-2015, 12:25 PM   #2
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wow - I am drooling...
12-11-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
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Having had it in my hands, I can attest that this is a really nice condition lens. Good luck with the sale!

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Pics added. Thanks to dcshooter for the attestation! Whoever buys this lens will be very, very happy.

More samples, wide open and SOOC JPEG.




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12-12-2015, 10:21 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by fat albert Quote
sooc
"sooc" ?

[Hmmm... I don't know why my quote and my query were both turned into lowercase -- I tried editing 'em to correct 'em and it happened again.]
12-12-2015, 10:33 AM   #6
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Straight out of the camera
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and it happened again
I think the Form software auto-edits ALLCAPS phrases it doesn't recognize.
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Straight out of the camera
Oh, OK - - Thanks.

QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I think the Form software auto-edits ALLCAPS phrases it doesn't recognize.
Well, I guess I can't complain that the software didn't recognize the acronym, because I didn't either.

---------- Post added Dec 12th, 2015 at 21:54 ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Fat Albert Quote
Whoever buys this lens will be very, very happy.
Yes, Indeed -- I am a lucky owner of one of these gems, and I am "very, very happy" with it myself.

Well, here are a few links that might be of interest to anyone curious about the legendary K 28/2 "Distagon"/"Hollywood" -

First, a few general articles about the Pentax/Zeiss collaboration that begat the K 28/2 -

SMC Pentax 1:2/28: the poor man's Distagon?

The Pentax Distagon 28mm f/2: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Poor man's Zeiss Distagon 28mm f/2 "Hollywood"?

$60 Pentax that's actually a $800 Zeiss by designer of Stanley Kubrick's NASA glass - EOSHD


(although I have no idea where the "$60" in the above article could have ever come from, even in the 1970s)

Then, an Italian article with a lot of the technical details, along with a Google translation (that works well enough) -

SMC PENTAX 28mm f/2 : LA STORIA NON SCRITTA

SMC PENTAX 28mm f/2 : HISTORY NOT [yet] WRITTEN


And here's a nice graphic from the above Italian article -


And there'll be a short quiz at the end of today's History class...

---------- Post added Dec 12th, 2015 at 22:15 ----------

Of course, one can always check out this forum's user reviews for the K 28/2 -

SMC Pentax 28mm F2 Reviews - K Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database


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Up to the top!
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Bump for an amazing full frame lens!
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First and final price drop bump! Now $800 USD.
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Christmas day bump! $50 off today only! Price goes back up tomorrow, December 26th.
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Christmas day bump! $50 off today only! Price goes back up tomorrow, December 26th.
C'mon, somebody -- give yourself a wonderful Christmas present !!!
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