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12-30-2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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EXC+++ A 20/2.8 w/ Dedicated MH-RB Hood (w/ hood case) & HD-100 Hard Lens Case

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EXC+++ A 20/2.8 with Dedicated MH-RB Hood (with hood case) and HD-100 Hard Lens Case

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$395.00 USD (firm)

Item Location
Massachusetts (United States)

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Looking for a Good Home is this beautiful ultra-wide-angle SMC Pentax-A 20/2.8 lens (SN 5743447), along with its HD-100 dedicated hard lens case and its hard-to-find MH-RB lens hood (also in its own dedicated hood case).

The lens is in nearly LN- condition, without any significant flaws. The glass is clear with only an absolute minimum of the tiniest specks of dust visible (not bad at all for a 25-year-old classic lens). The focus is buttery smooth, and the diaphragm blades are oil-free and "snappy".

The relatively rare Pentax MH-RB lens hood (which is considerably more rare than the lens itself) is also in EXC+++ condition, and comes in its own Pentax dedicated hood case (in very good condition).

The proper Pentax HD-100 hard lens case is still in very good condition (just a wee bit scuffed and slightly bruised from years of protecting the lens within it).

Both original lens caps (both in EXC+++ condition) are included. [And, as you can see in one of the photos below, the front cap has the useful ability to snap into the front of the "pie plate" lens hood even when the hood is still screwed into the lens.]

The selling price is $395.00 (firm), plus $15.00 towards shipping and insurance. Payment must be made by PayPal, and shipping will be by USPS Priority Mail (insured).

[In case you might be wondering why I might be selling this lovely FF MF lens, my old eyes had voted 2-to-0 that I had to replace it with an optically identical (and just recently acquired) FA 20/2.8 AF lens.]

If you have any questions, please send a PM.

Pictures of the lens and its matching accessories follow -



Thanks for your interest in this beautiful Pentax MF lens.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
$15.00

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail (insured)

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Buyer has a 7-day privilege to return the lens and accessories if not as described.

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


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12-30-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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What a beautiful lens.
12-30-2015, 11:52 PM   #3
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A pity you have to let it go. I have a copy of the FA20/2.8 (with non-original pie plate hood) and the build is nowhere near as nice as the A-series lenses. Like you, though, my eyes aren't getting any better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by loveisageless Quote
What a beautiful lens.
Indeed.

QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
A pity you have to let it go. I have a copy of the FA20/2.8 (with non-original pie plate hood) and the build is nowhere near as nice as the A-series lenses. Like you, though, my eyes aren't getting any better.
Yes, my FA 20/2.8 is not built quite as nicely as is this A 20/2.8, but "time marches on..." However, they do seem optically the same (as they should), and I am getting used to using the FA version with AF -- "it's easy on the eyes", so to speak.

I still use MF with a number of "cult classic" lenses and also for my macro shots (such as for the pix showing this A 20/2.8, for which I used an A 50/2.8 Macro), but most of those lenses are tele lenses (which I find a little easier to focus manually nowadays), and I often use my backup body (a K20D equipped with a split-image Katzeye screen, which is what I used for these A 20/2.8 pix) when I want MF.

I do find that Live View works nicely for MF on my K-3 (with just the stock screen) when it's on a tripod, but I find using Live View when hand-holding (which is what I do 99% of the time) a bit annoying.

Oh well...

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Fine lens and as you say a very rare hood, good luck with sale of your "Good Lady”.
12-31-2015, 08:29 AM   #6
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Fine lens and as you say a very rare hood, good luck with sale of your "Good Lady”.
Yes -- I would not be including the hood (and the hood case) if I didn't also have another one (with case) for the FA 20/2.8.

Thanks for your wishes, Martin -- it's a bit sad to see a "good lady" go,,,


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I'll have to sell the M28/2, but I want this lens.
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Going, going, going, gone, SOLD. Thanks for everyone's interest.

 

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