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09-09-2008, 02:00 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Kiron 28mm f/2.5, Pentax K 45-125 f/4.0, Tokina 28-70 f/2.8-4.3

1. Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 from Kiron ($50 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • Fast 28mm K mount manual focus prime lens
  • No automatic aperture but Av works fine in K10D and K100D without need for Ev compensation.
  • Well constructed lens by Kiron, serial number starts 22
  • 67mm filter size, quite a lens to hold and very good looking lens
  • some minor dust but excellent in condition otherwise, no scratch and no fungus
  • Comes with a genuine Pentax 67mm metal lens hood to guard against flare
  • Focus throw is about 3/4 turn and best I found in manual focusing lens
  • My reports:

2. Pentax K 45-125mm f/4.0 ($140 + shipping) [WITHDRAWN]
  • A Pentax K mount manual focus zoom lens
  • I call it 'Poor man choice of DA * 50-135.'
  • Filter size is 58mm
  • Normal wear in cosmetic, a rare Pentax K lens in good condition, no scratch and no fungus
  • Constant aperture f/4.0 throughout focal range
  • Very sharp lens wide open and vivid color and contrast
  • I will add in a compatible lens case for free
  • My reports:

3. Tokina 28-70 f/2.8-4.3 with 'A' 1:3 Macro Zoom ($45 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • K mount manual focus zoom with 'A' aperture
  • Very dependable and fast zoom lens from Tokina
  • In good condition with no scratch and no fungus
  • Nice close up with 1:3 Macro in 70mm end
  • Lens is compact in size
  • Filter size is 62mm
  • Focus throw is smooth and allow fast focusing
  • My favorite zoom replaced by Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 Di, needs a new home
  • My reports:

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  • actual shipping charge using USPS priority
  • prefer paypal and US buyers but I can accommodate for international buyers with extra on shipping and paypal fee
  • please check on my feedbacks and buy with confidence

I will post pictures in next post. Please post a comment here and PM me for interest and questions so that I can honor the order of interested parties.


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Pictures of Items

1. Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 from Kiron


67mm metal lens hood included as shown in picture





Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 from Kiron
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2. Pentax K 45-125mm f/4.0



3. Tokina sz-x 287 28-70 f/2.8-4.3 'A' 1:3 Macro Zoom

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Tokina 28-70 f/2.8-4.3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MP
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QuoteOriginally posted by bonneteau Quote
Tokina 28-70 f/2.8-4.3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MP
Tokina 28-70 f/2.8-4.3 is sold. Thanks to Chris.

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I find these discussions with pictures relevant to the lens besides my own blog posts and test images

1. Vivitar/Kiron 28mm f/2.5 in K mount
2. Pentax K 45-125mm f/4.0
Price adjusted lower as I am motivated to sell few more items in my gear after this thread.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
tokina 28-70 f/2.8-4.3 is sold. Thanks to chris.
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Tokina zoom is sold and shipped




Tokina zoom is sold and shipped along with other items with free upgrade from regular to priority international. This is not my best looking packaging, probably a hassle to unwrap, but each item is cushioned individually for best protection against damage that I know of.
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About the Pentax K 45-125mm

Some extra info and test pictures taken with this lens for the potential buyer. I love this lens but I don't use if often enough to justify keeping it. I hesitated before and now I revisit my gear list and decide to trim gear to a minimal set. I keep the other cheaper lens in my gear list -- Pentax DA 50-200 and Kiron 70-150 f/3.8 with similar focal range.

I once sold the DA 50-200 instead of this old lens due to better color, contrast and sharpness of this zoom lens. But my eyesight aged with astigmatism, I find the need of AF for help and I compromise on IQ in repurchasing my 2nd copy of DA 50-200 and have to let many of my MF lens go


Summary of my liking and dislikes:
  • + very good sharpness wide open
  • + color and contrast is great with this lens
  • + bokeh is decent if not excellent
  • + great focusing ring ideal for fast focusing with a loose ring
  • + optics is great though the aged design in K lens
  • + flare is well under control
  • + very similar focal length to DA *50-135, ideal for portrait, hence the nickname 'poor man choice of DA * 50-135. And I get poorer, and hence I kept the Kiron 70-150 f/3.8 instead.
  • + though without 'A' aperture, Av mode is quite accurate without need for Ev adjustment for most cases
  • ===
  • - the lens is macho lens with a heavy weight, almost similar to DA * 50-135, 615g/21.7oz
  • - one touch zoom design making zoom selection changed while focusing
  • - lens is front heavy with a tendency to drop zoom ring towards front
  • - manual focusing can be eye straining especially for those with poor eyesight, I use focus trap method to help
  • - like all manual focusing lens, the SR won't know unless you set the focal length right. In most of my test photos,
    I set it at 120mm and forgot to change. You can still change with two methods:
    • Menu option -> Up Arrow Once -> SR focal length (preferred method)
    • Power Off then On -> Prompt for SR focal length

Some test pictures:



1/320 sec, f/4.0, 120mm , iso 200, -2/3 Ev, K100D


1/250 sec, f/4.0, 120mm, iso 200, 0 Ev, K100D



1/50 sec, f/4.0, 120mm, iso 200, +7/10 Ev, K100D
A lot of details for an old zoom lens


quite decent bokeh


quite decent bokeh


1/80 sec, f/forget_likely_f4.0, 120mm, iso 200, +1/3 Ev, K100D
lots of detail for a zoom


snapshot from quick focusing

More Test Pictures



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Hin, what a great deal for the Tokina 28-70! I wouldn't let mine go that cheap.

As for the 45-125mm f/4, I also have that lens and can attest to its capabilities. Sharp wide open and with that great Pentax colour and contrast. This is the last item on my list of stuff to sell, and I'm hoping to raise enough funds before I reach the end of the list so I don't have to sell it
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
Hin, what a great deal for the Tokina 28-70! I wouldn't let mine go that cheap.

As for the 45-125mm f/4, I also have that lens and can attest to its capabilities. Sharp wide open and with that great Pentax colour and contrast. This is the last item on my list of stuff to sell, and I'm hoping to raise enough funds before I reach the end of the list so I don't have to sell it
Thanks Mis for the support. I know I lowered the price too much for the Tokina zoom but I am determined to cut down my gear. It is on its way to France.
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About Vivitar/Kiron 28mm f/2.5

Sale is pending payment for Vivitar/Kiron 28mm f/2.5

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Sale is pending payment for Vivitar/Kiron 28mm f/2.5
Vivitar 28mm f/2.5 from Kiron is sold!



shipped on Thurs morning 9/11/08, USPS priority delivery
beautiful 28mm with genuine Pentax 67mm metal lens hood
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I have added the missing pictures of lens case that goes with Pentax K 45-125 f/4.0. It is my last lens before I push out Lester A Dine 105mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro for sale/trade. Hurry!!!!
Pentax K 45-125 mm f/4.0 is still available. Pictures of free compatible case below:








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promotion

Free shipping for today for US Pentaxians and a discounted shipping for non-US Pentaxians. I will remove the free/discounted shipping tomorrow by 10:30am US pacific time on 9/12/2008.

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Free shipping for today for US Pentaxians and a discounted shipping for non-US Pentaxians. I will remove the free/discounted shipping tomorrow by 10:30am US pacific time on 9/12/2008.

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Hmm, no taker for the promotion. Should I extend it? Or should I withdraw to stay put?

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