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12-07-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Unusual Lens: Pentax M 40-80mm f2.8-4 Zoom Lens

For sale is a Pentax M 40-80mm Zoom Lens in excellent condition.

This is a unsual Pentax lens. It's moderately fast for a zoom at f2.8 on the short end. The focal length is a short normal to a short telephoto. It's quite compact and well built. This is a "M" class lens meaning manual focus and manual aperature control.

The most unusual aspect of this lens is the macro function. It close focuses to 0.37 meters (from film plane) and does a 1:4 macro. It does a fair job at the macros handheld and can easily be improved upon with a 49mm close-up filter. The macro mode clicks in place at the 80mm end and the focus ring moves forward to allow macro focusing at different levels 1:10 to 1:4. See sample of handheld in macro mode.

This sample has no problems. The glass is perfect. No yellowing, fungus, scratches or problems with the SMC coating. Focus is smooth. Zoom is smooth. No zoom creep. The aperature ring clicks solidly and the blades are snappy. Only a bit of brassing. Includes original front cap, cap keeper and generic rear cap. Works great on any of Pentax's digital SLR's (K100d, K10d, K200d, K20d)

I think every collector should consider trying this unique lens design.

Asking $55 + shipping

I also have a Genuine Pentax 49mm Close-Up Adapter No.1 with original case I am willing to sell with this lens for an additional $15. (Only sold with lens, not sold separately).

I have many positive reviews on this forum and on ebay. PM me if you would like references.

International buyers are welcome, I ship internationally all the time.

Shipping is:

in US $7
to Cananda $12
Worldwide, please inquire.


I also have another lens and a bunch of filters for sale. Shipping on the filters is free if you buy a lens. Click link:

Other Lense and Filters


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12-08-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I can attest to the good qualities of this model lens, as I bought one in 1981 and it became the default lens on my K2DMD for many years, travelling overseas many times with me. I still have it, although it hasn't had much use in digital times.

Great value at the price being asked. Solid build, modest weight and good optics - the zoom range wasn't over-ambitious for the times and the close-focussing is a bonus, too.
12-09-2008, 07:17 PM   #3
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Pm sent for this cutey, I have a lot of great glass in this range but I've never seen this lens for sale.
 

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