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FA* 300mm f2.8 Craigslist Toronto
Posted By: WiseOx, 01-21-2011, 08:35 PM

For the Canadian members of the forum, in or near Toronto, and opportunity to by some serious glass....for some serious coin (asking $3500)

FA*300mm f2.8 Craigslist Toronto

Well out of my price range, but these beasts don't hit the market to often...
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01-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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I think I sold mine to someone who lived near there... I wonder if its my old lens?

I found this lens to improve significantly when stopped down to F3.2 or F3.5. I've never seen a lens exhibit such an improvement with only 1/3 stop. So I basically never shot it wide open. It also had the one of the fastest AF of any Pentax lens I have owned. Overall I loved it but I switched all my sports gear to Canon a long time ago. I only use Pentax for portraits and weddings now.

Here's a shot at F3.5
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QuoteOriginally posted by cwood Quote
I think I sold mine to someone who lived near there... I wonder if its my old lens?

I found this lens to improve significantly when stopped down to F3.2 or F3.5. I've never seen a lens exhibit such an improvement with only 1/3 stop. So I basically never shot it wide open. It also had the one of the fastest AF of any Pentax lens I have owned. Overall I loved it but I switched all my sports gear to Canon a long time ago. I only use Pentax for portraits and weddings now.

Here's a shot at F3.5
That looks very good!
The one I had wasn't sharp over about 30' stopping down didn't improve it any. It was probably in need of an adjustment to the lenses in the focus group, but pentax CO wouldn't own up to it after telling me they would fix it under warranty. I am very happy with my Canon 300mm f2.8 IS. I would probably have a K5 if they would have fixed it, instead I got a used 1d3.

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Last one of these I saw on ebay sold for $3100 last December.
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