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03-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax-FA* 300mm f2.8

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Pentax-FA* 300mm f2.8

Asking Price
AUD$4250

Item Description
Pentax-FA* 300mm f2.8

Info from Boz's site:

Exact Name: SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:2.8 300mm IF & ED
Color: silver-black
Years of Production: 1994 ~ 2004
Availability: Used, once in several years
Catalog Number: 24370
Sold with Hood: screw-on hood: MH-RA112
Sold with Case: soft case: S135-340
Aperture Range: f/2.8 ~ f/32
Number of Aperture Blades: 8
Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.0 m
Maximum Magnification: 0.17 X
Weight: 2495 g
Special Features: Extra-low dispersion element(s), internal focusing,tripod collar, AF/MF clutch

Lens is in excellent condition both optically and mechanically. Comes with the 112mm Pentax screw on protection filter as well as the 43mm drop-in UV filter. Hood, soft case and tripod collar also included.

Selling to fund other purchases and also because I tend to use the smaller and lighter Pentax-FA* 300mm f4.5 more often than this one.

Inspection welcome for Melbourne people.

Actual postage costs with full insurance amount at buyers expense.

cheers,
bazz.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition
Used
Excellent

Item Location
Melbourne, Australia

Shipping Charge
TBC - dependant on destination

Shipping Services
Australia Post

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Images of the item for sale











Also a couple more images at this gallery.

May as well throw in the Lowepro Transporter strap thats in some of the pictures as well.

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


Last edited by sir_bazz; 04-03-2009 at 02:24 AM.
03-13-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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Why for sale?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lance B Quote
Why for sale?
He wrote :
'Selling to fund other purchases and also because I tend to use the smaller and lighter Pentax-FA* 300mm f4.5 more often than this one.'
03-13-2009, 01:55 AM   #4
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Why for sale?
Hi Lance,

I'm interested in moving to medium format in the next 12 months or so and I already have enough glass for the Pentax 645 mount. Selling this one makes sense in that it will go a long way towards funding the upcoming 645D body.

Will still keep a smaller K-mount kit with 300mm focal length being covered with my FA* 300mm f4.5.

Just seems like a good time to sell in that the aussie dollar being low means a better price if it sells in the North American/European market.

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Maybe change it to US dollars, most poeple don't even know what AUD is.
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that's about 3110$ dollars
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QuoteOriginally posted by sir_bazz Quote
Hi Lance,

I'm interested in moving to medium format in the next 12 months or so and I already have enough glass for the Pentax 645 mount. Selling this one makes sense in that it will go a long way towards funding the upcoming 645D body.

Will still keep a smaller K-mount kit with 300mm focal length being covered with my FA* 300mm f4.5.

Just seems like a good time to sell in that the aussie dollar being low means a better price if it sells in the North American/European market.
Makes sense. A good time to sell for the AU$, although any imported lens (which they all are!) will end up being in the same boat, ie dearer due to the AU$ drop.
03-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #8
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Can we see pictures of the lens?

03-14-2009, 08:20 PM   #9
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Makes sense. A good time to sell for the AU$, although any imported lens (which they all are!) will end up being in the same boat, ie dearer due to the AU$ drop.
Yeah all true Lance.

Would be nice if the economic meltdown would turn to another resource boom just to see our aussie dollar rise again. Just need to sell this lens before it happens.


QuoteOriginally posted by DJP Quote
Can we see pictures of the lens?
Thanks for the prompt Got off my lazy ass and updated the original post with some pics taken an hour ago.

bazz.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sir_bazz Quote
Thanks for the prompt Got off my lazy ass and updated the original post with some pics taken an hour ago.

bazz.
Beautiful shots of the lens, seems you've kept it in pristine condition
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Anyone ever try buying outside from the US? Would we get wacked w/ import duties as well? :-P
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If it's like here in Oz there will be limits on the item's value before import duties are imposed. Here it's $1000aud. I'd suggest looking up the customs duties website.
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Dug for a while and the only thing I could find was people griping that getting custom duty rates was like pulling teeth :-P There's a fairly useless page on the usps site that basically says contact your customs office :-P
There's nothing online that would indicate how much they'd be...
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I bought a $1500 lens from Poland and the seller clearly listed the price of the item on the customs form, but I didn't get any duties charges. Thats all the help I can offer.

QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Anyone ever try buying outside from the US? Would we get wacked w/ import duties as well? :-P
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Each country has their own custom fees.
I got information for Portuguese ones, that's why I normally only buy from EU...
 

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