FS: SMC Pentax-FA* 85mm F1.4 [IF]


Link Posted 21/11/2014 - 23:15
The time has come to sell my FA85 lens. It comes with front and rear caps, and with the skylight protection filter.
Lens is in very good condition. It has one almost invisible scratch, next to the serial nuber. Other than that, Inside of lens is clean, no dust or fungus. It works great.
The hood is another story. It has few big scratches on the silver finish. They are actually very shallow, but it looks nasty because of that silver finish that is so easy to scratch. I took a few photos of the hood to show it all. Fortunately, these scratches do not affect the image quality
The lens is sharp wide open. So much has been said about this lens, you just have to have it in your bag!
I sell it because I have less and less time for photography, and I want to keep only few cheaper lenses to carry them around ( F501.7, DA16-45, DA55-300 ).
Looking for 900€ (shipping to EU included in the price). Paypal and banktransfer accepted.

Last Edited by guslac on 21/11/2014 - 23:15


Link Posted 26/11/2014 - 11:23
Price lowered to 850€ delivered to EU.
Here is a recent photo taken with this lens @f1.4:


Link Posted 30/11/2014 - 19:13
Another example @f1.4:

Few more images of the lens:


Link Posted 03/12/2014 - 15:26
There is a small chance that I will be able to get a new hood, but accordingly the price would be higher.
For now, price is down to 800€ shipped to EU.
Although I don't have original box, I made it myself out of 2cm Styrofoam, so the lens will be well protected during the transport.


Link Posted 03/12/2014 - 16:25
Awesome price for a awesome lens... I payed mine much more...


Link Posted 03/12/2014 - 17:02
thanks! it seems that cosmetic condition of the hood strongly contributes to the cost of the lens overall. this is a great lens, with or without hood


Link Posted 03/12/2014 - 17:19
OK I am interested.
Am I correct in thinking that there will be no import charges to the UK from Croatia?
If that is the case please provide some more photo examples from this lens.
Can you please confirm that AF requires no (or very little) micro AF adjustments on your camera body?
My Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philnmorgan/


Link Posted 03/12/2014 - 17:32
Yes, there are no import charges for you since Croatia joined EU one year ago. Also, I work in Slovenia (also EU) and like to send my post from there, because package reaches its destination faster, and it is a little cheaper. You will get tracking number, it will be registered mail, and will probably reach UK in 3-4 days.
I have K-30, and don't need to do any AF adjustments. When I get home I will post some more photos taken with it.


Link Posted 03/12/2014 - 17:34
Great thanks.
I'd be using it on a modern body (K-3) , so should calibrate fine if OK on a K-30.
Look forward to seeing your pics shot with it.
My Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philnmorgan/


Link Posted 06/12/2014 - 00:02
As I promised, some more photos from the lens.


100% crop







Link Posted 06/12/2014 - 04:21
Thanks i will be in touch via pm to purchase.
My Flickr Page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philnmorgan/
Last Edited by Papa_Lazarou on 06/12/2014 - 04:22


Link Posted 06/12/2014 - 09:04
Payment sent.
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Link Posted 06/12/2014 - 13:42
Payment received, the lens is now sold!


Link Posted 06/12/2014 - 18:36
Thank heavens for that...

Enjoy the lens! K.
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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Link Posted 06/12/2014 - 19:19
womble wrote:
Thank heavens for that...

Tell me about it, I was tempted myself on a few occasions.
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