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Posted By: builttospill, 11-06-2017, 09:20 PM

I have this lens, and although the build is cheap, the optics are decent on the K-1 and the photos are sharp.

Pentax FA 18-35mm f4-5.6 SMC J AL Lens 18-35/4-5.6 #052 | eBay
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11-07-2017, 03:21 AM   #2
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I am tempted, but I already have a (manual focus) Vivitar 19-35 (with aperture ring, for my film cameras) and I'm not sure I can justify this one.

I was tempted to comment on getting what you pay for on E-bay and isn't this awfully cheap, but then I followed the link and it's the e-bay site of a well-established business (Roberts Camera) so it ought to be at least OK.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
I followed the link and it's the e-bay site of a well-established business (Roberts Camera) so it ought to be at least OK.
I have purchased through their e-bay store before with no problems. They are accepting offers as well, so you can probably take a small percentage off.
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But read the description:

Front Element

Internal elements exhibit some light hazing.
Internal elements have fungus.

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Good pickup. Thanks for that.

Anyone interested in a project lens, or perhaps one for ballistic testing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by builttospill Quote
I have this lens, and although the build is cheap, the optics are decent on the K-1 and the photos are sharp.

Pentax FA 18-35mm f4-5.6 SMC J AL Lens 18-35/4-5.6 #052 | eBay
Good to hear that it works fine on the K-1. I picked this up new old-stock about 2 years ago for around that price, thinking I'd get me a K-1 some day and use that as a dirt-cheap UWA lens. Sadly, that some day hasn't arrived yet :-/
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