FS: Pentax A* 135mm f/1.8


Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 20:15
Hi guys, having a separate listing for this since I'm a bit more sure now that I don't need it. I'm trying to cut down on my unnecessary items a little bit, and this lens is a tiny bit long for normal use at 135mm.

It's supremely sharp in the centre, even wide open. There's a bit of PF that you'll notice on high contrast edges and this does reduce the overall wide open contrast a tiny bit, but other than this, the lens is definitely special. Stopped down, it's amazing. The bokeh is better with this lens at f/2.5 than my K135/2.5 at f/2.5. I don't know how the Physics works there but I didn't mind it one bit.

The lens is in excellent shape with no visible marking to the optics. The body has a few small marks here and there, but is overall in very good condition. The focusing is smooth and the aperture works perfectly.

I'm looking for around £2000 posted for this lens, and it comes with genuine caps and the original 'Pentax RH-A' rubber hood.

Thanks for looking - images taken with the lens to come later.
Last Edited by HarisF1 on 01/03/2018 - 20:19


Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 21:17
Here are a few test shots - taken wide open apart from the second image of the hedge.


Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 21:21
HarisF1 wrote:
I'm looking for around £2000 posted for this lens

John K


Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 21:56
Well he did say it only had a tiny bit of PF ....!
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Link Posted 01/03/2018 - 22:48
Get thee behind me Satan...

Sadly, or is that luckily?, it is definitely out of my price range especially after my "bargain" FA31 purchase last month. Good luck with the sale and I hope someone who will use it buys it. I hate seeing good glass as ornaments.

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Link Posted 05/03/2018 - 23:12

P/x + cash considered if you've got something interesting (I like shiny things).


Link Posted 10/03/2018 - 06:35


Link Posted 20/03/2018 - 07:35
Reduction to £1850 posted


Link Posted 26/03/2018 - 23:47
Reduction to £1800 posted


Link Posted 20/04/2018 - 23:24
I'll take £1680 + PnP!


Link Posted 30/04/2018 - 15:03


Link Posted 05/05/2018 - 19:12
Bumping again


Link Posted 13/05/2018 - 23:36
Bump - still open to offers or p/x.

Looking at £1650 + PnP.
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