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09-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax K 30mm f/2.8

Up for sale is a rare Pentax K 30mm f/2.8. Often called the poor-man's 31mm limited, I like to think of it as the smart-man's limited.
I guess that makes me not smart for selling it though. With a 45mm equivalent "normal" view after crop factor, it has a solid and
compact build and excellent sharpness. It meters well on my K10D with the green button and I really enjoyed using it.
Despite its 5 aperture blades, it has pleasing bokeh and I didn't find any distracting highlight pentagons.

It is in excellent+ condition with no scratches or marks on the body or wear on the aperture ring. The glass is flawless
as far as I can tell and the aperture blades are nice and snappy. It comes with both Pentax caps as well as a generic case.

Price: 250 USD [firm]
For comparison, KEH politely insists you pay $400+ for a fine lens like this and e*ay usually has one on the
buy-it-now-at-an-astronomical-price deal going on.

shipping: USPS, will consider others
about $10 insured for ConUS

Paypal ok, but if you're funding from a credit card Paypal adds a 4.9% fee but I'd be willing to split it with you.


Here are a few convenient links to info
Very impressive resolution edge to edge
http://www.takinami.com/yoshihiko/photo/lens_test/pentax_28-30.html
Pentax Lens Review Database - 30mm F2.8
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Sample photo:
f/4, cropped (approx 50%)
09-18-2008, 06:47 PM   #3
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Nice looking lens. Wonder if I should get it ... already have the FA31, but I think this one would match my LX better?
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shameless bump

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QuoteOriginally posted by SturmMD Quote
shameless bump
Indeed, you have no shame

I always wonder why these go for such a high price, I suppose it's cos they're scarce. Not saying you're selling it too high, I'm just wondering out load. It does look very nice!

So there, now you have an extra bump

Good luck!
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the lens is really a very nice lens I just got mine from a member in finland but have not really had a chance to use it that much too much time spent at work the last few weeks. I dont think the asking price is too much for the lens, some examples of the lens can be seen on page two of this post https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/33812-just-introduce-myself-2.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
some examples of the lens can be seen on page two of this post https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/33812-just-introduce-myself-2.html
Thanks for the link with great pictures.

This lens is still available. A couple of people have PM'd me with interest but oddly they haven't responded in a couple of days so I'll just give it a bump.
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