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04-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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[SOLD] SMC Pentax 55mm f2 (Worldwide) Marketplace Listing

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SMC Pentax 55mm f2

Asking Price
$45 US

Item Location
Aurora, CO USA

Item Description

This lens was only sold with the early K1000 models. Your camera salesman could then point to a KM with more features and a "better" 55mm f1.8 lens. This lens has the same glass and design as its faster brother. It just has a ring installed just in front of the aperture blades so it only opens to f2.0. So this lens performs like a slightly stopped-down 55mm f1.8. It takes a 52mm filter like many "K" series lenses, and is bulkier than the M series. One of the best features of these 55mm lenses is the 270 rotation of the focus ring. Who cares about photos, just focusing is fun.

This particular lens has some cosmetic wear and paint loss. I think the purplish rim in front has been touched up with a black marker. The photos show other paint loss. The glass is fine, with no fungus, haze, scratches or other issues. The aperture ring clicks at all stops and the blades are snappy and oil-free. Focusing is very smooth through the range.

Larger versions of these photos are here. Generic caps are included.

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Shipping Charge
$6 CONUS, free AK or HI, ask int'l

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Return Policy & Additional Details
International shipping via First Class International (slow enough to wonder where it is, but cheap) or Priority Mail International (reasonable speed, some tracking but a little pricey)

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

04-05-2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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For what it's worth, I was taken aback by this lens, it's remarkably sharp with its precision focusing afforded by the 270 degree throw. It's a joy to use, I surprisingly use this lens more frequently than my 50mm f1.7.

I had read that K series lenses are superior to M series lenses in optical quality, that wouldn't shock me.
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