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02-24-2009, 03:09 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Fa* 300mm f4.5

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Fa* 300mm f4.5

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My Fa* 300mm f4.5 gallery images

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The lens is optically fine, autofocus smoothly. Some minor dust that does not interfere with image rendering.

The lens comes with Hoya UV filter.

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Melbourne, Australia

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45 US worldwide, 15US Australia

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This lens was originally bought in pristine condition. Some minor scratches around the barrel.

I hardly use it. Time to slim down equipment.

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

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02-24-2009, 03:50 AM   #2
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*wants* but so expensive...
02-24-2009, 07:00 AM   #3
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I have had that lens since my PZ-1P days and it is simply an amazing lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by James S Quote
*wants* but so expensive...
I'm sure that's not a comment on the selling price. But lest it be mis-perceived: I'm fairly sure you'd find a good condition FA*300/4.5 generally goes for more than a new DA*300. I think someone's going to get a good deal!

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FWIW, in my opinion, the FA*300 4.5 is easily as sharp as the DA*300, at least in my tests. It is light enough to use without a tripod and is full frame with an aperture ring for use on film cameras as well as DSLR's.

The asking price is $299 less than a DA*300 goes for on Amazon and it is a far more versatile lens.

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02-24-2009, 09:06 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by David Whiteley Quote
I'm sure that's not a comment on the selling price. But lest it be mis-perceived: I'm fairly sure you'd find a good condition FA*300/4.5 generally goes for more than a new DA*300. I think someone's going to get a good deal!
i'd say the same!!
$800 is a great price. just wish i had the $ because i'd jump on this deal in a second ...
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Thanks everyone for the props. I think I had to sell this for another type of investment Bad economy times...

Regarding price commentary, it is predominantly seller dependent. The reply was about that the buyer couldn't really afford it and I will leave it as it is
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Whyyyy would you sell such a beast?

It's true your Oly 150mm might just be better than this one.

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Hey, Dan. You know why I am selling this lens :P

I am thinking of getting DA* 300mm f4 since my dream to get a canon 500mm f4 IS L is dashed due to my reckless spending in the past week in stock exchange...
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Pm replied.
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Hi All,

I have just snatched this lens up from Ebay! Great choice. Roentarre, I'm looking for a converter for the lens, any ideas? Does only the Pentax SMC-A Rear Converter 2.0XS work?

This lens is truely lovely...
02-26-2009, 03:27 AM   #13
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Another bump for a stellar piece of glass - got a chance to try one out for the first time this past weekend (thx Nate), and needless to say... it rocked my socks. Amazingly compact for the focal length and speed, and very hand-holdable. Oh yeah, and then there is the bokeh and rendering... wow.
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Yes, A Rear 2X tele will work with this lens losing the autofocus capability.

The bokeh will be accentuated to be harsher though...
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On my copy of this lens the AF1.7 Pentax works in good light just fine also and givers a sharper image than any 2X TC I have tried.

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