FS: SMC Pentax A* 85mm f1.4


LennyBloke

Link Posted 10/02/2022 - 10:42
I've kept hold of this incredible lens for a long time, having sold my M42, M, K and FA* equivalents, it still holds up as one of the best fast portrait lenses I've ever owned.

This copy is in "Average" to "Well Used" cosmetic condition, with plenty of areas of the black paint marked and silvering to the aperture ring. There is above average dust/specs inside the optics, but the coatings show no damage or significant marks. The focusing is beautifully smooth and the results are top notch - this Flickr album contains just a few images taken with this lens...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62460860@N05/albums/72157713737598821

If you're not familiar with this lens, some reviews can be seen here...

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-A-Star-85mm-F1.4-Lens.html

I'll put up some photos of the lens condition later, but in the meantime if there are any questions please ask

Because of the condition I think this is a fair price at £439 inc P&P

UK Only, Bank Transfer, PayPal Gift, Cheque or Cash on collection, inspection welcome.

LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 10/02/2022 - 11:41
Here are a few images of the lens...






















As you can see - it's a "user" lens not a "collector"
LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/02/2022 - 17:32
It's always been one of my favourite lenses combined with extension tubes - these are both with a 22mm tube at f1.4 handheld...







I'd consider reasonable offers on this classic
LennyBloke

PaulP

Link Posted 12/02/2022 - 19:50
Hi,

I am really very interested in this. I have one already, but yours is clearly better than my copy!

I can't send you a private message, as I've just joined the site. Happy to agree very close to the asking price it that's acceptable?

I've asked a mutual friend to message you

Kind regards,

Paul

PaulP

Link Posted 12/02/2022 - 21:24
Hi John,

I've been told you can message me, so await your message

Kind regards,

Paul
Last Edited by PaulP on 12/02/2022 - 21:24

LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 09:30
PaulP wrote:
Hi John,

I've been told you can message me, so await your message

Kind regards,

Paul

PM sent Paul
LennyBloke

PaulP

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 15:21
Hi John,

Message replied to. Look forward to hearing from you... just posting this in case it didn't get through.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 15:39
PM replied Paul (just now) - sorry for the delay
LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 14/02/2022 - 08:46
SOLD
LennyBloke

womble

Link Posted 14/02/2022 - 10:52
Phew...
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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HarisF1

Link Posted 14/02/2022 - 16:01
Woohoo
All the gear with no idea
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