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FA* 300mm 2.8 for $3980 with CPL
Posted By: Clinton, 07-26-2011, 07:07 AM

This one is quite the deal considering it comes with the circular polarizer.

If you're thinking about this, this is probably the one to buy.



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07-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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Nice work @dadipentak
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could someone please tell me how much this lens was priced when it was first released by Pentax?

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Thank heavens that sold! I was going crazy trying to rationalize $3000 being worth an extra f-stop, built in polarizer, and no SDM worries over a DA*300. Now I can go back to sleeping at night.

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Fabulous set of glassware. Rare and excellent in every way.
And it's far from being the most expensive lens around...
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Wow !!! Two of this beauties in as many weeks........ Come on Lottery Win!!!
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It's back. I'm assuming it's been through service as I understand this lens was having trouble focusing to infinity and had to be returned.

I hear the seller handled the return with the utmost respect; so I assume a purchase would be safe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
It's back. I'm assuming it's been through service as I understand this lens was having trouble focusing to infinity and had to be returned.

I hear the seller handled the return with the utmost respect; so I assume a purchase would be safe.
Clinton has it exactly right: except for the focusing issue, this was an excellent copy with useful extras. The seller was extremely accommodating when alerted to the focusing problem: full refund and refund for return shipping.

The seller says the problem, has been fixed but, in the meantime, I've committed to a different lens.

Bottom line: this is a very nice copy of a super lens and I can whole-heartedly vouch for the seller.

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With the CPL, this is a great deal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
The seller says the problem, has been fixed but, in the meantime, I've committed to a different lens.
I say, why not have both?
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I say, why not have both?
Because my bank account says I can't
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