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02-02-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax FA 28-70mm - Low Price! Marketplace Listing

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Pentax FA 28-70mm F4 - Low Price!

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Just recently bought this lens from a forum member, and though it has performed very well I need to sell it to fund some faster glass.
I had Hoped to keep both as I find this a very useful focal range, however I gotta let it go!
Here are some sample pictures from the lens on a weekend at the end of January.
The lens is in great condition. The Build is a little plasticity but thats a product of the series more than of this specific lens.
Also one thing I will miss most about this lens is it is probably the FASTEST auto focus lens I've used.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

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Markham, Ontario

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

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02-02-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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Is the lens made in Japan?
02-02-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
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Good Question.
This zoom was made in Japan before 1998.
I have the serial number but cant find a database, however the serial number card was printed in japan and looks to be printed before 1998.
I would say that yes it was made in Japan
02-02-2009, 07:49 PM   #4
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My FA 28-70 has an inset sticker on the Aperture ring that says "Made in Vietnam". If the seller's lens doesn't have any such sticker, that might be a manufacturing difference between Japanese production to 1998, and Vietnamese production later.

Incidentally, shiestmiester may be interested in this. He was waiting to confirm a possible Sigma buy, but considered buying mine (and I'd quoted a higher price--glad to hear $80 is regarded as a good price!) if that sale didn't pan out. It might be sporting to give him first crack, as he had a WTB ad for just this range & speed of lens.

I can also attest to the sharpness & AF speed of this lens--it's among the top-rated FA consumer zooms for a reason! In fact, enough posting--I'm gonna take some shots with it right now!

02-02-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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Is this lens the F4 ofr the F2.8.
02-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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This is the F4 version.
Thanks for pointing that out I will show that in the Original post.

Also there is no Made in Vietnam sticker so it is the Japan model

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