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04-24-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax SMC-A 400mm f/5.6 long prime lens (Worldwide)

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Pentax SMC-A 400mm f/5.6 long prime lens

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My first item for sale in a little while is one heck of a lens! This is the awesome and slightly rare Pentax SMC-A (auto aperture) 400mm f/5.6 prime lens. It has a super-long reach for birds and other wildlife, and fantastic sharpness and colors. Since it's an A lens, it also automatically calculates shutter speed in A mode, and lets you adjust the aperture from the body, just like any AF lens. The A function of this lens works perfectly.

The lens itself is a little worn (I prefer to think of it as lovingly used ), featuring heavy but superficial scratching all over the body. There is a dent in the built-in shade which stops the shade from extending ALL the way, however it still extends about 2 inches. There are some tiny scratches on the front glass, just "micro" scratches and nothing severe, and nothing that will affect image quality. The focus is 110% usable and not difficult at all to turn, but if you have a mint copy of this lens you will notice it is a little bit more stiff. Again, still totally usable in every condition.

Overall, this is your chance to get a fantastic Pentax Prime in subprime condition, but it will still take pictures just as well as a mint condition one. It comes with Pentax front and rear caps, and the built-in collar and tripod mount. Please PM me with any questions or interest, and thanks a lot!








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Worldwide

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Free USA, $20 Canada, $30 Worldwide

Shipping Services
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Return Policy & Additional Details
Returns accepted within 48 hours if the item is not as described and not damaged during shipping.

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


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04-25-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Bumping! One went for I think $1100 on eBay a few weeks ago...
04-26-2010, 05:12 AM   #3
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A fantastic lens! Very sharp, very nicely built...
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Price drop to $460! And thanks for the kind words Daniel.

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$450? Bump!
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This is really one of the sharpest affordable primes by Pentax. My own copy is sharper than the A*300, which testifies to the quality of the lens.
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Bumpy bumpy bumpy, be my 100th feedback!

And thank you for the recommendation Ben, I agree wholeheartedly.
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do you have any sample shots you can post?

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Samples please -Disclaimer that I'm selling an a* 300 2.8, and take issue with Ben_Edict's claim that its sharper than it at f/5.6. Perhaps you meant the slower a* 300?
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QuoteOriginally posted by writeb Quote
Samples please -Disclaimer that I'm selling an a* 300 2.8, and take issue with Ben_Edict's claim that its sharper than it at f/5.6. Perhaps you meant the slower a* 300?
Sorry, did not think about an A* 300/2.8, just about the lowly 300/4!

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No sample pictures since the K100D I have is broken, but I guarantee it performs at least as well as other 400/5.6s or I'll take it back

Bump and a price drop -- now officially a STEAL!
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S-o-l-d!
 

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