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


LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/02/2020 - 13:08
Time has come to part with my FA* 85mm f1.4 - it does get a fair amount of use, but the DFA*50mm f1.4 gets a lot more, and I rarely pair them up in the camera bag - so it's time for someone else to enjoy it.

It is in overall good condition - the optics are very good/excellent, the cosmetics slightly less so. I don't have the matching silver hood, but I do have the Pentax MH-RA 67mm hood (designed for the A*85 and A 120 macro (645)).

If you're reading this you'll know its reputation, but just in case you can read some reviews over at PF:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-FA-Star-85mm-F1.4-Lens.html

If there's any interest I'll take some photos over the next few days, but if you have any questions please PM me.

Price: 649 inc P&P


UK Only, Bank Transfer, Cheque (cleared), PayPal (Gift), Postal Order or Cash on collection, Inspection Welcome
LennyBloke

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 25/02/2020 - 16:38
Amazing lens - don't use mine enough....
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

LennyBloke

Link Posted 14/03/2020 - 18:31
Okay - I think this is priced too high so I'll drop it by 100....

....549 inc P&P
LennyBloke

HarisF1

Link Posted 14/03/2020 - 18:45
Ouch. Stop...!

LennyBloke

Link Posted 16/03/2020 - 19:37
A snap taken today...



...and with a tube.....




LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 15:40
...you will regret it

I won't part with mine.
Peter



My Flickr page
Last Edited by pschlute on 17/03/2020 - 15:40

HarisF1

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 17:20
Any pics of the lens?

I'd love to have one with the right hood though!!

LennyBloke

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 17:34
Yes Haris - I'll take some photos of the lens when I get a chunk of time - it's not a collectors condition item, it's just a great user - yes, the silver hood is nice to have, but the metal hood (designed for the A*85) does a great job and provides excellent protection.

Peter - will I regret parting with it? Possibly in time, but with the K85/1.8, the A*85/1.4 and the D-FA*50/1.4 I think I'll console myself quite well
LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 19:54
LennyBloke wrote:
Yes Haris - I'll take some photos of the lens when I get a chunk of time - it's not a collectors condition item, it's just a great user - yes, the silver hood is nice to have, but the metal hood (designed for the A*85) does a great job and provides excellent protection.

Peter - will I regret parting with it? Possibly in time, but with the K85/1.8, the A*85/1.4 and the D-FA*50/1.4 I think I'll console myself quite well



For any waverers. If I did not already own this lens, I would bite John's hand off at that price.
Peter



My Flickr page
Last Edited by pschlute on 17/03/2020 - 19:56
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