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03-14-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Virtually unused DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 (US) Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Virtually unused DA* 50-135 f/2.8

Asking Price
$800 OBO

Item Location
Orlando, FL USA

Item Description
Pentax DA* 50-135 f/2.8 with original Pentax lens bag.

I bought the DA* 50-135 f/2.8 with my K20D and DA* 16-50 f/2.8 as part of a kit. The first 16-50 was bad, but this 50-135 was an outstanding sample (even the replacement 16-50 still isn't as good as this 50-135 -- really shows off the K20D's 14.6MP). I love it, sans one thing.

The reach just is not enough. I ended up using my DA 55-300 f/4-5.8 more (even though the IQ is nothing compared to the DA* 50-135) and finally popped for the DA* 200 f/2.8 in 2009 (which has outstanding IQ like the DA* 50-135 f/2.8), because I always shoot 200+ (300+ equiv 35mm).

I have only used this maybe four (4) times total, the most recent two (2) times:
- Fall 2008: In Miami during a rainy football game (love the K20D + DA* weather seal combo)
- March 2009: 12 hours of Sebring, clear day, no weather (the first time I had used it in 6 months, and never again afterwards IIRC)

I have debates whether to part with this or not on and off, but I honestly never even carry it with me. I put it up for trade on this board for a DA* 200 f/2.8 back in 2008 October, but finally just bought the DA* 200 f/2.8, and haven't used the 50-135 since (and rarely the 55-300 for that matter).

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Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
Included (to 48 states via ground)

Shipping Services
Insured, ground to 48 states included in price - but will ship to other destinations or other methods for additional charge.

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Return Policy & Additional Details
Guarantee you will love the condition and IQ, honestly, this lens is outstanding, but I just never shoot the 50-135 range at all.

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

Last edited by Peter Zack; 03-14-2010 at 11:41 AM.
03-15-2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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OBO ...

Remember, I'm looking for "best offer" as well. If you have something to trade, feel free to offer it up as well. It can't hurt. I honestly just don't use this lens at all because I'm always shooting 200mm or longer. It's a solid lens, unreal IQ (just like the DA* 200 f/2.8).
03-17-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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