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09-03-2016, 07:13 AM   #1
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Bargain Full Frame Lenses: FA 35 (SOLD Sigma AF 400, F 100 Macro)

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Bargain Lenses: F 100 Macro, Sigma AF 499 SOLD, FA 35

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Pentax F 100 f/2.8 Macro - $260 (See below)
This lens was recently serviced by Dcshooter (Full CLA) and while it is clean and functional a minor issue was found. The cemented lens group has a very slight separation that results in a very small (1/8th inch or less) area of slight haze on one side of the outside edge of this group. The optical effect of this is minimal, even at f/2.8. By the time the lens is stopped down to f/4 the entire area of the haze is obscured by the aperture blades which are right next to this group. I could not see any degradation of the images from f/4 and frankly I couldn't see problems even at f/2.8 though there must be some however slight.

Pentax FA 35 f/2 - $110 (see below) Pictures of the lens are located here: FA 35 For Sale | Flickr
This lens was the victim of a fall. It was fully enclosed in a lowepro case attached to my K-3 when it tipped over and fell 2 feet to the floor. The lens took the hit and was jammed. I sent to dcshooter and he serviced it (Full CLA) - the lens does not autofocus and does not report aperture so it acts like an M or K series (green button, manual focus). The lens is sharp and all elements are in excellent shape. Dcshooter thinks that if a donor lens can be found the microchip may be the damaged part - replacement of this may yield a fully functional FA 35. In the meantime I have priced it as though it was an inferior M 35 f/2 (slightly less capable manual focus ring). No hood btw.



Sigma AF 400 f/5.6 - $150 (Pictures of the lens: Sigma AF 400 f/5.6 For Sale | Flickr
This lens was acquired on GreedBay early in my LBA phase. The lens came in with fungus and I didn't know better so I didn't dispute condition. The lens has been professionally cleaned of all fungus (Full CLA) and is quite clean but still shows some etched coatings inside. The lens is known for being a bit soft and having problems with CA and lower contrast - HOWEVER it is the lightest 400mm full frame lens I can think of and with a little PP the pictures aren't bad at all. I would not part with it but I have an FA* 300 and a DA* 60-250 etc.



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Buyer has 3 days to inspect lens upon arrival. If lens is not as described I will refund fully the purchase price upon safe return of the lens in the condition shipped. If the lens is defective in a way that can be resolved that was not known at the time of sale I will work with the buyer to resolve the issue.

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09-11-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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The F 100 Macro is sold.
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Could you post pictures of the AF400? Which version is it?
09-11-2016, 08:47 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by rrstuff Quote
Could you post pictures of the AF400? Which version is it?
Sure, I'm sorry i have been overwhelmed with home and work this week. I will see what I can do tomorrow.

Here is the link to the forum database entry for this lens:
Sigma 400mm F5.6 (AF) Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

09-12-2016, 09:48 AM   #5
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That 35/2 is really tempting. I'm Thinking of using it on my m43 body so non-AF is not an issue for me.
09-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by chiepapi Quote
That 35/2 is really tempting. I'm Thinking of using it on my m43 body so non-AF is not an issue for me.
I just had it CLA'd by dcshooter, it is a fine lens, I should be able to post pictures of it tonight.

Pictures from it are here:
Single In July 2016 (FA 35) | Flickr

Pictures of the 35 and 400 are now in the post.

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09-15-2016, 07:36 PM   #7
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To the top please... dropped 35 price to $130 from $135. Dropped 400 to $220 from $230.
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Open for trades and offers always.

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Lowered prices.
09-22-2016, 07:49 PM   #10
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These poor lenses need a home - they never get to play anymore...
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Bumping.
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Price drop.
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FA 35 while no longer AF is a stunning lens - manual focus only and in M mode this is still a great lens.
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