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12-31-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Mint Pentax SMC-A* 200mm F4 ED Macro

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Like New Pentax SMC-A* 200mm f/4 ED Macro

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Very Rare Like New Pentax SMC-A* 200mm F4 ED Macro $1690

Important Note: I made a mistake in the title of this listing. The lens is in Like New condition, instead of Mint condition. Sorry for the mistake.

As most of you probably know, this lens is one of the sharpest on the planet. I'm the original owner & have kept it in like new condition. The mount shows use of mounting lens, other than that the glass & other components are Like New. It includes Pentax original S80-160 soft case, lens caps & box. I can also include two Rokunar 58mm filters, one linear polarizer & one UV. I did upload an example of the images this lens can produce. It's not the sharpest I've taken with it but it's one that I can post fast. I do have others that I can edit to email if anyone is interested.



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Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
Used
Like New

Item Location
Missoula, MT USA

Shipping Charge
$14 lower 48 AK, HI, International $40

Shipping Services
USPS, UPS

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

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PayPal Check/Money Order

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Will ship immediately after payments is received. Buyer has 7 days from receiving items to make a return. Before refund is made, buyer is responsible for returning items as received & for shipping.

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


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01-10-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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This is a fantastic lens & Jerry is a great seller.

Someone please buy this lens before I have a heart attack thinking about it
01-11-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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Thanks again .Sam.

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Shot the above 3 images with A200 macro f4.

My most used macro lens. Great optics and great working distance it provides

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01-12-2009, 11:02 AM   #5
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yeah, and great background blur as well
01-12-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing Marcus

Nice shots Marcus,

I should have my head examined for not keeping this lens but it's to late now. .Sam. from this site bought my LX, so now I don't have anything to bayonet it on to I'm curious Marcus do you shoot digital or film & what body or film do you use?

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Shot the above 3 images with A200 macro f4.

My most used macro lens. Great optics and great working distance it provides

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01-12-2009, 10:00 PM   #7
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Jerry,

I shot the images with K10D. I owned my first Pentax Manual P3 more than 20 yrs ago, followed by SFX and MZ7 bodies. I have never try Ni... or Ca---, a faithful pentaxian over the yrs.

If you are not getting offers, its becos of the global meltdown of the economy, people are more cautious on spending.

A*200 f4 is a great lens. The pics here will speak for itself. Background blur is much easier, hence the subject stands out.

Most of my macro pictures posted here are with A200. Others, a few with voigtlander macro and a handful with vivitar 105 macro. Still, my most used lens, A200.

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/46338-macro-macro.html

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01-26-2009, 10:23 PM   #8
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Price Reduction!

Price reduced from $1990 to $1890


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This lens was my 'holy grail' for a very long time. In the end I gave up looking and opted for the Sigma 180mm 1:3.5 Macro as the nearest equivalent I could find.
01-29-2009, 03:17 PM   #10
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Photo.net Review of this lens

I thought the most interesting part of this review was Canon users converting the mount to EOS.

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Jerry
Pentax SMC A* Macro 200/4 ED

by Paal Jensen

The Pentax-A* 200/4 ED Macro is one of the legendary Pentax lenses, with an almost mythical reputation. It is very difficult to find on the used market and I've even seen several for sale converted to Canon EOS mount.
Build

As usual with Pentax manual focus lenses the Pentax-A* 200/4 ED Macro is very well built, with an all metal construction and a sturdy, removable tripod mount. The lens is provided with a hood of the built-in, sliding type and comes in a leather hard case. It takes 58mm filters.
Optical

The lens is a 10 element 9 group construction featuring ED (extra low dispersion) glass. The lens is a true macro lens capable of focusing down to life size (1:1) magnification. Results are razor sharp with best resolution I have ever seen in any 35mm SLR lens. Its not only brilliant when used as a macro lens, but even more so when used as an ordinarily telephoto lens focused at infinity. The lens also work exceptionally well with Pentax converters, giving you a 400mm macro lens with superb optical quality. There's very quality little difference between the apertures.
Handling

The lens weighs close to 900g and handling is straightforward. Focusing is optimised for the macro range, consequently it can be difficult to focus precisely near the infinite mark. Auto focus is not very useful for most macro work hence the lack of AF is no big issue - if the lens is mainly used for macro. The lens is particularly useful for shooting insects where the 200mm focal length provides a comfortable working distance. The tripod mount makes it easy to mount the camera/lens combination on a tripod and also makes it simple to take verticals. The tripod mount can also be used for screwing in flash brackets making subject/flash distance shorter, something that can be useful when using such a long macro lens at small apertures.
Conclusion

I don't like to hype products, but the Pentax-A* 200/4 ED macro lens deserves its reputation. You do not need to take my word for it - the lens was recently (spring 1998) tested in a German photo magazine and found better than both the new Nikon 200/4 Macro and the Canon 180/3.5 Macro lenses. Those who know these lenses realise what an achievement that was.
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Shot the above two images with A200 macro last year. Getting more keepers becos of the lens itself.

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This is a great lens at a great price.

I love mine. One of the best things about this lens is the excellent COLOR output. The colors and tones are always spot on.
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Listed on eBay

Hello all,

I thought I should let whoever may be interested in the lens know that I did list it on eBay for a 10 day auction with a starting bid of $1795. The listing started almost 24hrs ago and so far there have been no bids but good activity.

Sorry meant to add a link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=180324487524

Cheers,

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Found it.
I like the pointing fingers in your description title.
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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/49824-butterflies-5-images.html

Just shot with A200 macro, a little PP with picassa.

Bump.

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