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05-27-2016, 09:54 AM   #1
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Pentax FA* 300/4.5 with tripod collar $600 (24/2 and 200/2.8 sold)

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Pentax FA* lenses: 24/2, 200/2.8 and 300/4.5

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3. FA* 300/4.5. $600. This lens was bought from a member here a few years ago. Clean glass for an used lens at this age, no fungus or scratches, just a few very small dust inside, normal for a used lens. Lens sees a lot of usage and has some marks and paint damage on the barrel.

I DIYed a tripod collar for it and it works very well. Soft-cloth inside the collar so it will not cause further paint damage on the barrel and it stays very steady. A screw-on short metal hood is for protection more than a light shade. SMC coating and long FL make light shade not necessary. And a matching metal front cap stays on the hood.






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3. FA 300






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1. FA* 24/2: $400. Bought from ebay a few years ago, but I guess it was from a forum member here. Clean glass, no scratches or fungus. A few very small dust inside as usual if you inspect using a flashlight. AF works great, aperture works great. Some paint loss on the barrel and hood, a common issue for FA* pain finish. There is a small dent on the focus ring, which does not affect the manual/auto focusing or focus model switching, pure cosmetic.


2. FA* 200/2.8. $650. This lens is really in excellent condition. Very clean glass, not even obvious dust inside. No fungus or scratches. Everything works great. Only a few small and light marks on the hood and barrel. I donít think you can easily find a same lens in better condition. Ė it is actually the reason I am selling the FA*s: I donít want to bring this lens out to the field, worrying about leaving marks on the painting. The lens ended up staying at home. I bought DA 200 and 300 and they go with me instead. Not because of IQ difference (FA and DA 200s perform very similar, same optical design), just because this FA* 200 is too beautiful to mass up.
1. FA 24





2. FA 200





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I am sure you will like these lenses, but will take return if you found the lens is not as described. pleaser contact me within three days. shipping cost is not refundable.

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


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05-27-2016, 02:27 PM   #2
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wow!! that is some wicked glass you have up for grabs.
05-27-2016, 05:46 PM   #3
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Argh, if only this came a little later when I can afford it. I really need a 300mm prime...
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QuoteOriginally posted by AbeFroman Quote
wow!! that is some wicked glass you have up for grabs
So we need someone has some magic power to grab these evil!

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Argh, if only this came a little later when I can afford it. I really need a 300mm prime...
I know, wallet is always thinner before summer. I need $ to fill the hole in pocket after bought 2nd K1. Otherwise I can hold it for you.

05-28-2016, 06:23 AM   #5
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That FA* 200/2.8 is in unusually fine condition -- I was lucky enough less than a year ago to find one for myself just as fine, but I know from searching back then for one as sweet as grahame's that they are quite uncommon like that -- someone ought to grab it quick.

I have some fairly recent samples (including three 100% crops) taken with mine on a K-3 at The FA* 200/2.8 goes to the beach .

---------- Post added May 28th, 2016 at 09:31 ----------

That FA* 300/4.5 should really appeal to someone. I have the optically identical F* 300/4.5, and, as most of us know, the F*/FA* 300/4.5 optical design is absolutely sublime. One advantage that the F* has is a tripod mount, but grahame has nicely gotten around that shortcoming with his lens. [I do have to say, though, the the clever F* hood design is unbeatable.] Someone ought to pick up his FA* 300/4.5 and start enjoying those razor-sharp optics. 'Nuf sed...
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Wish I could get the 300. Getting to India will draw a big customs duty And a bit short of money too after an impulsive purchase recently

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Payment sent for the FA* 200mm ƒ2.8.

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05-28-2016, 11:32 AM   #8
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FA200 sold to Chuck_c. Thank you!

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So we need someone has some magic power to grab these evil!


I know, wallet is always thinner before summer. I need $ to fill the hole in pocket after bought 2nd K1. Otherwise I can hold it for you.
Nah, you don't need to hold it for me.
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sample photo from 24
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I'm interested in the 24 F2, is it still up for grabs?
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FA 24 sold, pending payment.
Only FA 300/4.5 left
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Bump for the outstanding FA* 300 f/4.5. It is a lens capable of gorgeous image quality. I love my copy. It's not motorized or weather sealed but it is sprinkled with Pixie dust.
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Thank you, loveisageless, for the nice word.
The wonderful lens is sold.
 

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