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11-29-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax-A 50mm f/2.8 macro lens

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Pentax-A 50mm f/2.8 macro lens 1:2

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Item Description
This is a fine, pretty rare macro lens. The body is in excellent condition, mechanics and focus are smooth, as is the aperture blades. The glass is free of fungus and/or haze. There is a decent amount of dust in the inner elements, but probably nothing too uncommon for a lens of this age, and nothing that will impact image quality. 3 or 4 particles are a bit larger/darker than the rest, but even these do not show up in the image. Also, a couple of the mount screws look to be slightly rounded on their inside edges.

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Free US and Canada; $20 elsewhere

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11-29-2008, 01:33 PM   #2
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This is a really nice lens, I actually prefer it to the 100mm macros, just because it's so small and performs well. This really is a perfect flower/detail lens to walk around with.
11-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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I am envying the US buyers can get cash back and cheap freight...
11-30-2008, 12:19 PM   #4
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Some Sample Pictures

Fun little walk-around lens:

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Not just for macro shots:

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Please excuse the compression artifacts, for whatever reason the website is severely compressing my uploads. At any rate, you can get an idea of what this lens can do.

11-30-2008, 02:54 PM   #5
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IMO the SMC Pentax-A 50/2.8 macro is the best Pentax 50mm lens you can own!

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12-02-2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
IMO the SMC Pentax-A 50/2.8 macro is the best Pentax 50mm lens you can own!

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Thanks for that, I have to agree. Just a heads up, the Microsoft cashback is back down to 25%, and I heard a rumor it might be going down to 8%.

Also, I will ship this item for free to the US and Canada.
12-05-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
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Price drop. I will be out of town this weekend, in case I don't immediately respond to any PMs.
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Free shipping to the US and Canada (though with the holidays, it might take awhile).

12-15-2008, 10:44 PM   #9
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More Sample Pics, taken today

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12-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #10
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Hasn't anyone bought this yet? C'mon folks, it's a very desirable -A lens.
That's an excellent price, too. My wife is getting fabulous results with hers...

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Thanks Chris. Maybe after Christmas people will be more interested? I know I'm not worrying about it until then. Cheers!
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I can't believe this is still available! Everyone must have spent their money for Christmas!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
I can't believe this is still available! Everyone must have spent their money for Christmas!!
Or, simply, most of the people here are too far from their internet connection for the next few days ...

Best wishes for an happy new year
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A post that has been around this long, and I find it a few hours to late?
If the previous poster opts out, I am interested.
 

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