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10-10-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax M 35-70mm f2.8-3.5 Zoom Lens

For Sale is a SMC Pentax M 35-70mm f2.8-3.5 Zoom Lens in Excellent condition for sale.

This a rare lens. Only a barely noticable half-stop difference over the entire range. Almost the same optical design as the fixed f2.8 Pentax AF35-70mm lens. The lens has 90% maximum sharpness wide open throughout the entire range. It really only sharpens up a tad at f4. I believe the optimum sharpness is reached around f4. Contrast and Color are excellent. Has very saturated "Pentax" colors.

The lens sports an unusual push-pull zoom design that is very retro. The focus is extremely smooth. Blades are very snappy and aperature clicks solidly. Only a little brassing at the edges. Glass is clear and fungus free. The only problem with the lens is a few very light micro-scratches on the front element. They are very light and can only been seen if you look at the front element in bright light from a certain angle. I have tested the lens against another sample that I own and I notice no difference due to this. It is still one of the best zoom lenses I have ever tested.

This lens usually sells for around$130 on ebay, but I am selling it here for $89+shipping due to the very minor scratch. Generic Front and Rear Caps are included.

Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail to:

US: $7
Canada: $20
International: $30

I can quote you first class mail shipping if you would like lower rates, but shipping time will be around 2 weeks.

I also have another lens and some filters for sale at the moment. If you buy filters with the lens, the shipping on the filters are free. If you buy another lens, we can combine ship for a shipping discount.

Spiratone 20mm f2.8 prime lens

Lots of Filters and Misc Stuff

Pentax DA 14mm f2.8


Last edited by Youngster; 12-03-2008 at 08:25 PM.
10-13-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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Price reduced to $89+shipping
 

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