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03-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax FA* 85/1.4 85mm F1.4 Lens Mint Like New

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Pentax FA* 85/1.4 85mm F1.4 Lens Mint Like New

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Sold my FA*85/1.4 a while ago, regretted, bought one back. But I need some cash for down payment of our newly bought flat (bad time to buy a house, I know ). Probably won't help much, but still better than keeping the lens in dry cabinet. I'm sure I'd buy one back again someday.

This FA*85/1.4 is absolute in mint like new condition, hard to find any sign of use at all on the barrel or glass. Well, probably some tiny dust inside or on the glass surface, but you have to look really hard to find them. There isn't any visible mark on the barrel or lens hood surface at all. Add a box, you can sell it as brand new I have never seen any FA*85/1.4 in better condition, and I've seen quite a few.

The lens comes w/ front and rear caps, lens hood, as shown in photos. No box or lens pouch, but I'll pack it really well before shipment.

Here are some photos of the actual lens. I purposely took these photos a bit under exposed so you'd see the defect/marks (which are pretty easy to hide w/ over exposed photos) if there is any. All photos are straight out of camera w/o any process at all, except some cropping. You can click on each photo to view its full 100% size copy.















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$25 for Registered Airmail, $45 for EMS

Shipping Services
Prefer EMS if possible.

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Worldwide

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Paypal fee included. Shipping insurance is optional at buyer's risk. I've sent many packages to different countries through EMS or registered airmail, never lost any package yet.

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

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Wow that is MINT! Having one of the FA* lenses I know how difficult it is too have not even a scratch on it. Good luck with the sale Frank!
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Wow that is MINT! Having one of the FA* lenses I know how difficult it is too have not even a scratch on it. Good luck with the sale Frank!
Frank, could you scratch the crap out of it and drop the price in half?
Maybe then I'll be able to afford it.
03-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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Wow, that thing is fresh - can almost smell the newness on that beauty. Needless to say - I'd love to own it, but shouldn't even think about it. Having shot with the FA*85 recently, I know it is very much worth every penny however.

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Bump.

Funnily enough, after work the sun was still out and I took my daughter out to the park along with the 85mm. I'll say that mine is easily as in good condition as Frank's and everytime I pick it up, I feel like I'm holding a true jewel of a lens.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/53247-playground-w-fa-85mm.html

Possibly one of the more unforgiving lenses to shoot with due to wide wide aperture couple with a fairly long minimum shooting distance on top of a fairly long focal length, but when you get *that* shot, it's as good as gold. And the transition from in focus to out of focus on any of the photographs is really breathtaking.

If you are even considering this lens, I'd think long and hard about passing this one up because of the great condition of the lens.

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Thanks guys Hopefully some guy would appreciate such a gem lens.
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Wow! Those are great shots! And you got a lovely pretty daughter too
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Drool.........

Yes, I'm referring to the lens - thank you very much!


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what a beautiful lens!!!
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Hi Frank:

What a great lens. If I didn;t have my FA 77 that lens would be really hard to turn down.

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Frank, you can contact me if you agree to negotiate bellow 900$.
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PM send about the lens
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Thanks guys, but I'm not gonna let you drool on my lens


QuoteOriginally posted by DDoram Quote
Hi Frank:

What a great lens. If I didn;t have my FA 77 that lens would be really hard to turn down.

Dale
Yeah, I can understand. I have the 77 too, what a gem!


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Frank, you can contact me if you agree to negotiate bellow 900$.
900? Is that in US $ or GB

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PM send about the lens
PM replied

Lens still available ...
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I have dealt with frank on numerous occasions and he has never sold a defective item to me or to my knowledge anyone else.
Me too. One of the best and a true friend to the Forum.
 

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