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02-27-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax A 1:2 35mm lens (Worldwide) Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax A 1:2 35mm lens

Asking Price

Item Location
Tokyo, Japan

Item Description
SMC Pentax A 1:2 35mm lens in good condition

Good news: The specks (90%) have been cleaned without damage

Item condition:
- Used.
- No scratches on optics.
- No fungus or fogging on optics. (Internal and external)
- No oil on aperture blades.
- Some tiny specks on the surface of front element, around the egdes. (See picture below.)
- All functions operate normally except the focus helicoid is a bit tight but still smooth.
- Some light rub marks and small ding marks. (See picture below.)
- Some paint loss around the aperture ring.
- Very small amount of dust inside the lens. (Note: Normal for a used lens and DOES NOT affect picture quality. See sample images taken with this lens below.)

I would rate the overall condition of this lens as very good. The tight focus helicoid still has plenty of action left and operates smoothly throughout its range. The tiny specks on the front element appears to be some spray (saltwater spray?) that got left uncleaned for a while and discoloured the lens coating. It appears all around the edge of the element, but it's normally not visable. You can just see the effect when you catch the reflection off the surface at the right angle. It should have absolutely no effect on the image quality. Addendum: 90~95% of the specks have been cleaned without damage to the lens. There are still some specks left, but I'm not going to push my luck.

I have described the condition as accurately as possible. You MAY notice other small marks and scratches that I have considered to be insignificant, but please keep in mind that this item has been used and as such, bears the blemishes of its consequences.

Item description:
This lens is suitable for all digital and 35mm film SLR cameras, which has a Pentax K-mount.

- The lens has manual focus and auto aperture.
- Filter size is 49mm.
- Dimensions: 63mm diameter x 42mm long.
- Weight: Approximately 205g.

Other included items:
- Pentax front lens cap (Condition: Some light scratches and rub marks.)
- Pentax rear lens cap (Condition: Some light rub marks.)

See picture below.

Additional images:

Click on images for a larger view.

Overall view

Front element view

Rear element view

Through the lens view

Other included items

Some small ding marks

Specks on lens ( Image enhanced to show effect)

After cleaning

Sample images taken with this lens:
Images taken with Pentax K-7 DSLR. (No sharpening applied in post processing.)

Image taken at f2.

Image taken at f8.

Payment method:
- I can only accept payment via PayPal. Please complete your payment process as promptly as possible to avoid delays in shipping.

Postage and handling:
- Item will ship from Japan via EMS (Express Mail Service), usually within 2 business days after receipt of payment.
- Item should arrive at your destination in 4~7 days after despatch. However, this is an estimate only and may vary considerably depending on many circumstances.
- I can provide tracking number and web address to check the progress of your parcel.
- Item will be shipped to your PayPal registered address only.
- Insurance is available as an option.

Custom duties and taxes:
- Any duties and taxes payable upon entry into your country is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
- Please research your country's laws and regulations carefully before buying.

Returns policy:
- This item has been checked thoroughly for any defects and faults and if found, are noted in the "Item condition" section further up this listing.
- The item will not be accepted for return and refund unless the item has defects which have not been mentioned in this listing.
- All returns must be pre-approved and packaged properly.
- Cost of returning the item is payable by you.
- Only the cost of the item will be refunded. Costs of shipping, handling, insurance, etc. will not be refunded.
- All claims must be reported within 7 days of receipt of item.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations

Shipping Charge
US$20 - US, Canada, Australia. Please enquire for others.

Shipping Services
EMS (Express Mail Service)

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
Please refer to details further up this listing.

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

Last edited by tom1803; 03-18-2010 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Corrected spelling error
03-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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Price drop to US$225 and spots on lens cleaned without damage.
03-17-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
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Further price drop.

Now only US$205 for an A series 35mm f2 lens!
03-17-2010, 03:40 PM   #4
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In my opinion, this is a very underrated lens!

03-17-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
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Thanks, Hapo!

I agree ... :-) :-)
03-18-2010, 12:18 PM   #6
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a steal

If anyone is thinking of getting this lens, I already have one and its a real gem of a lens, sharp from wide-open.

Last edited by J.Scott; 03-19-2010 at 03:04 AM. Reason: price comment

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