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09-22-2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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[SOLD] A* 300mm f/4

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A* 300mm f/4

Asking Price
US$650 (or best offer)

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This lens is an absolute gem!

9.3 out of 10 - https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/showproduct.php?product=115&cat=28

It's quality is on par with the much more expensive DA* 300mm - superb optics that blow 70-300mm consumer glass away! And it's fast!

PRO's
Better suited to full frame
Much smaller (only 850g)
Much cheaper
Still has auto Aperture controls
Built in hood
Combines well with a TC (expecially the Pentax F 1.7)

CON's
Manual focus (which I use for most tele's anyway)
No tripod mount (though it's so compact, I never needed one)
Not as impressive looking (because it's so small, you won't stand out in a crowd!)

This lens is in excellent condition - well cared for. Look at the photo's below.

Included
A* 300mm f/4 lens
Original front and rear caps
Tiffen 77mm UV filter

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
Used
Excellent

Item Location
Sydney, Australia

Shipping Charge
US$50 worldwide

Shipping Services
Insured Air Mail

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal (add US$20 for fees) Other (Direct Deposit from Aus Bank Account)


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


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Sample

Any lens can take a decent photo in good light, with a stationary subject. But it is in less than ideal conditions that a lens like this shows its worth! Here is a photo I took last week at a night football game (Sharks vs Raiders). The lighting is less than ideal, the subject is moving (walking around the ground for a lap of honour - go Noddy!) and it is handheld (after a couple of beers and lots of adrenaline, cheering the Sharks home!).

Here is the result:
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That's a good price, mate! I just watched Opal Dreams yesterday, so I'll dub this lens my Aystar Dream.

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Hi Dave

I hope Noddy puts a big smile on my face this weekend. I've only been waiting since 1967 for the Sharkies to win the big one. I grew up at Taren Point and have followed Cronulla since the 2nd Division days.

I'd have loved to have been able to afford your A* lens but I've bought the K 300 from this site instead.

Cheers

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BTW that is a top shot given the conditions (and your condition). Go the Sharks !!!
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Looks like a beautiful copy! I'm dreaming...

I started thinking about this lens when you mentioned you might sell it in your 1.7 TC sale post. Pity the database here reports old, low, prices--it gives one unrealistic ideas about what great deals one might stumble on.

*Sigh* In a magical fantasy land where no one picks it up, we could talk, but I'm afraid I can't permit myself this one, unless the price were insultingly low.
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The database also reflects the price of a couple of these that were in less than "ideal" condition (particularly one that looks like it had been taken to with a brick!

Note that I am open to offers, as I need to sell this lens (I have already bought a Sigma 70-200 f2.8, and cannot afford both). I like the flexibility and 1 stop advantage of the 70-200, but I can already see I'm going to miss the superior image quality of the A* 300mm!
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I'd consider it but I have spent too much on lenses this year already.

The real issue her eis that you're waiting for the sharkies to win the comp ........ ya never know but hey, it's possible.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
waiting for the sharkies to win the comp ........ ya never know but hey, it's possible.
Quote from Jack Gibson: "Waiting for the Sharks to win the comp is like waiting for Harold Holt to come home"

They certainly are a frustrating team to follow!

But the frustration will make a premiership all the sweeter when (or if) it comes!
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This LBA temptation has now been sold. Thanks.
 

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