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08-12-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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[SOLD] A*300/4 Lens

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I purchased this lens from a forum member a while back and love it. But, as you probably know, as one gets older - the eyesight is not as good. Having said this, I cannot focus as fast as I once could. If only the animals would stay still a bit longer... I just purchased an autofocus DA*300 lens and no longer need this one.

Anyway, the lens works great. But it is well used. It has some scratches in the front objective (glass) but it looks like they may only be in the coating. You have to look just right to see the scratches - it is hardly noticeable. There are some small scratches and scuffs on the lens hood.

The aperture blades are clean, snappy, and work well. I do not have the original lens caps, but will provide a N!%@# front lens cap and a Zenit rear lens cap. It also comes with a deeper, screw in lens cap. You have your choice of the slide out lens hood or the screw in one.

Bottom line, the lens works great! If you are interested in a great working lens as less than half the price of a mint condition lens, then this is what you are looking for. If the cosmetics are important to you - don't bother with this lens.

Photos that were taken with this lens (on an overcast day):





Photos of the lens:








Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
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$399.99

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U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

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Payment to be made via Google Checkout. I have had problems with PayPal: high fees, delayed refunds to customers, etc. I will need your email address to send an invoice, and you then pay with your credit or debit card. Just like PayPal - only not as painful!

Contact me for shipping charges outside of the USA.

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


Last edited by TomInJax; 08-13-2008 at 03:59 AM. Reason: Added lens cap and hood info.
08-12-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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Offer pending.... I will know tomorrow if the lens is sold. I am taking backup offers, though.

Thanks to a forum member, I was reminded that I could do a side-by-side comparison of this lens and my new DA*300. I will do this tomorrow and post the results around 6:00pm eastern US time. I am curious how this lens compares with the new 300, and how it compares with the blemishes on the glass. I am sure that it will perform amazingly!
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If I didn't already have this lens, I jump on it for sure. It is definitely star quality glass.
And at $400? That is unbelievable.
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pm sent with backup offer

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The lens is sold and payment has been made. This item is no longer for sale.

Here are the photos of the comparison of this lens and the DA*300. I apologize for the dullness of the images, but it is very dark, cloudy, and rainy today.


This is a sample of the full image:



Here are the 100% crops:

A*300 and DA*300 at f4


A*300 and DA*300 at f5.6

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Updated this thread with comparison photos taken in dreary, rainy, dark Jacksonville today...
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You didn't say which is which.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
You didn't say which is which.
Just above each crop group of 2 pictures, I put a caption of "A*300 and DA*300" at what ever f-stop. That is the order of the pictures in each group. (On my monitor the two photos are side by side) So the first of each pair is the A*300, the second is the DA*300.

 

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