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09-15-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 (Worldwide)

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Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 (Worldwide)

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Here is a copy of the legendary Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5. It is barely larger than the FA 50mm f/1.4...but it's a zoom! It has a 1:4 macro function at 70mm.

Externally, it shows typical signs of F series wear: the ends of the rubber ring around the focus distance window are slightly lifted and the distance screen has some small cracks (I can pass my nail over them and it doesn't catch, so they're internal). None of this affects the integrity of the lens.

Optics seem to be fine, with no scratches at either end. I can see some dust inside, but nothing that affects the pictures.

Aperture clicks with no issues and focus/zoom rings turn fine (although the focus ring is not the smoothest, but similar to my FA 50mm in feel). Diaphragm is snappy and there is no oil on the blades.

Comes with original Pentax front cap and generic rear (not pictured).

Please leave a message below to establish precedence and then PM me. In that order!

NOTE: For $10 extra, I'll throw in a Pentax SF10 camera in full working order, complete with instruction manual.

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Boston, MA

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Con. US: $7.50 -- Elsewhere: Ask me!

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Worldwide

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I won't charge for PayPal fees, even though I hate them.

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


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09-15-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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Some pictures of the actual lens.







Next to the FA 50mm f/1.4 for size comparison. This thing is small! It also takes 49mm filters



Scratches on the focus distance screen:



Issues with the rubber grip:




Didn't have much time to play with it, but I took this macro shot in the late evening. The sun had gone down, but the remaining light still looked nice:


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09-17-2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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Wednesday lunch time bump...
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Going on eBay tomorrow.

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Pentax-F 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Autofocus Zoom Lens Macro - eBay (item 160285476936 end time Sep-28-08 09:18:30 PDT)
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One of the most underrated lenses ever made by Pentax. Great close-focusing walkaround lens...
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This is a great lens. Still one of my favorites.
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Thanks for the comments, guys. I was quite surprised by it, and really pleased with the close focusing (which Pentax seems to have given up on recently). And it's so small!

Let's see what the eBay denizens think of it

 

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