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07-24-2019, 11:56 AM   #1
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Pentax DA 16-85mm

This is your chance to get an excellent copy of the sharp and versatile WR walk around zoom lens, the DA 16-85mm! I bought it from Bernard (username bdery) last December but haven’t used it much beyond a trip to Florida at Christmas. It is outstanding but after comparing it to my DA 18-135mm, I found that I prefer the smaller size and extra telephoto range of the other zoom. But unquestionably, I found that (at least in comparing my two copies of both zooms), the 16-85 is sharper, gave me more “keepers,” and I really enjoyed (and will miss) the convenience and significantly wider view provided by the 16mm end (though I still have the DA 15mm and a Sigma 10-20mm for my wide angle needs). Alas, I cannot justify keeping both zooms, and with trips to Yosemite coming up, I need to keep my camera bag as light and small as possible, so my trusty DA 18-135mm will have to do, and I am confident that it will do a good job.

I was going to post pictures of the lens but honestly nothing has changed in its cosmetic condition (or in its optical performance capabilities) since I got it late last year. So I’m going to just link to Bernard’s original sale posting here:
Pentax HD 16-85mm : perfect for Christmas! - PentaxForums.com

As well as his great in-depth user review of this lens here:
HD Pentax-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Reviews - DA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

Hope this outstanding zoom lens finds a good home soon — it deserves to be used to its fullest capabilities, and was wasted on me!

Asking $325, which includes any paypal fees and USPS shipping costs. I will also accept Venmo payments. Please no low ball offers, I think this is a very fair asking price based on previous sales on the PF marketplace as well as the used prices on major online camera dealers, and it’s a fair bit lower than what I paid just 7 months ago.

No returns please. See my feedback and buy with confidence! I pack camera equipment very carefully and ship quickly.

---------- Post added 07-24-19 at 05:46 PM ----------

Stealth PM replied to!

---------- Post added 07-24-19 at 07:35 PM ----------

Sold!!


Last edited by seventysixersfan; 07-24-2019 at 12:08 PM.
 

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