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11-25-2009, 11:15 AM   #1
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[SOLD] PZ-70 and FA 28-80mm power zoom lens

PZ-70 $9 $7
Fa 28-80 f/3.5-4.7 $19 Now $14
$19 for both

Shipping in the US 5.95 per package, international shipping too, just ask re: price

This a nice older film camera body in decent condition. It was a cheaper model in the PZ line, but has several nice features. Highlights include the KAF2 mount - able to use any Pentax K mount lens just as it was designed, from SMC K to DA; on-body aperture control for use of Av and M mode with DA and FA-J lenses; off-center hotshoe for external nice flash balance; and a decent 0.77x, 92% viewfinder. Construction is decent, with a light yet very solid plastic exterior. Extras include the best Pentax strap (IMHO) and the eyepeice cover for long exposures. No major external blemishes but the date back option may not work - there is a little corrosion around the buttons, and I have never put in a new battery to test it. Everything else works great, and if you find it otherwise I am happy to do a return with full refund.

The lens looks good too, except some rub marks around the front of the barrel - minor only. It does have the switch and button that often fall off, but I have never figured out what those do, so can't vouch for if they work. Basic power zoom operation does work, although the motor doesn't always stop at the long end in a way I suspect is not normal. I do like how it retracts to minimum length when you power off. I have mostly used it on my K100 with manual zoom, and it is a nice complement to the kit lens giving you more length for candids and portrait type shots. Plus if focuses somewhat closely, for 1:4 macro. Pentax 58mm front cap included, and I will scrounge up a rear cap if you buy the lens separately. If you find it other than as described, I am happy to give a refund on return.

Thanks for your interest!
Nick


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11-25-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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Sample pics:

with PZ-70 (and DA40)




and then a few with the lens on the K100d:

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11-27-2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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Black Friday Bump!
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Body sold, lens still available.

11-30-2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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Price reduced on the FA 28-80mm lens.
12-01-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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PZ-70 deal fell through, back on the Marktetplace; prices down; to eBay soon if no action here. A nice little camera but I just bought a PZ-1 and need my to honor a "1 comes in, 1 goes out" promise to my wife.
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Sold, thanks!
 

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