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08-23-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Cosmicar-A 70-200mm f/4 by Pentax

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Cosmicar-A 70-200mm f/4 by Pentax

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Cosmicar was a subsidiary of Pentax (and in fact, still is) manufacturing a small selection of lenses in Japan under this brand name. This particular zoom was also marketed as a Pentax lens at some point, although it is slightly different from the Pentax-A 70-210mm f/4. The Cosmicar 70-200mm f/4 is a metal, single action zoom with multi-coated optics that performs surprisingly well on my K10D. It is an 'A' lens, which allows the usage of all shooting programs. You can read up the technical specifications on Bojidar Dimitrov's Pentax page here.

The lens is in extremely good condition externally, with no fungus internally. Glass is scratch-free. There is some dust inside, which is expected in this type of zoom (and given its age) but it didn't affect the pictures I took (dust never does). The diaphragm is snappy and responsive, and should provide a nice bokeh with its 8 blades. Aperture ring clicks normally and stays in 'A' without issue. The focus/zoom ring is maybe a bit overdampened, but I think this depends on your taste (I like 'em butter smooth ). There is a pull-out shade that stays in the in or out position without rattling. This zoom has a useful macro focusing feature at 70mm which is quite usable. Filter size is 58mm.

Comes with both caps, and I should have a leatherette pouch for it somewhere.

Check out the pictures and see what you think of it.

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US $55

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If you live outside the continental US, shipping will be more than $10. I'm happy to ship anywhere in the World, so let me know where you live and I'll give you a shipping quote.

I accept PayPal, but I'd prefer cheques or money orders so I can avoid the dreaded PayPal fees Unfortunately for me, payments from outside the US and Canada will have to be by PayPal.

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


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08-23-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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Some pics of the lens.











08-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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Some shots taken with this lens on a K10D. They're all handheld, converted from RAW.

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@70mm f/5.6



@200mm f/5.6



@200mm f/5.6 (100% crop from previous photo)



@70mm f/5.6 at closest focusing distance (macro mode)



@70mm f/5.6 at closest focusing distance (100% crop from previous photo)
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Bumpety bump!

What's wrong? Is it too expensive...? Let me know! But say something, please...the crickets are deafening me.

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I just realised I never indicated what the macro capabilites of the lens were. I just measured it and it's about 1:3.7. Not bad...
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I can't believe no one has grabbed this lens... I would if i didn't have one. It is the same lens as the Pentax version.
I'm sure someone will wise up this week when they get to work and see this.
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I agree, I have the CPC version of this lens, and it is fantastic! Bump for you!
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Very surprised it's still here at this price. I've owned a few Comicars and they can match their Pentax counterparts. These are MC lenses that are just relabeled.

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i will take it if it is still around?
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All PMs have been answered. I have a definite maybe and am awaiting possible payment.

Chris, please PM me (by clicking here) so I can put you next in line,
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I have one of these that I got with my ProgramPlus kit from J.C. Penney some 20+ years ago; pretty good glass..........
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Payment made, lens sold.
 

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