FS: SMC Pentax-FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro.


doubled

Link Posted 07/07/2013 - 23:00
Hello all,

It has been a little while since I've posted on the forum, hope everyone is well!

I have for sale an FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens. It was an impulse buy around 5 months ago but I seldom use it. As it is a pretty rare lens and I have heard so many positive things about it, I just had to pull my wallet out when I saw it! However, I have only used it a few times after five months ownership and I can't really justify keeping it, especially as I don't do much of macro shooting.

Anyway, the lens is in excellent condition with no dents or scratches. Mechanically, the lens works perfectly with snappy aperture and smooth focusing. The aperture blades are clean and free from oil. The optics are clear without haze or fungus but there are a few tiny specks of dust and one tiny hair. I tried to capture these in the photos but they are just too small to show. However, these do not affect the view in the finder or the final image (Please see the sample photos). The lens comes with its original front and rear caps.

The price is 195 and this includes RoyalMail Special Delivery. This is a UK sale only and I will accept bank transfer or cash if collecting in person from Chiswick or Dorking. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to upload more pictures if requested.

Cheers everyone,
D














doubled

Link Posted 07/07/2013 - 23:06
Here are some sample photos:

Wide-opened on K-01 - Bright setting JPEG from camera and resized in Lightroom only:



Another wide-opened one:



Some macro shots:







Algernon

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 08:45
That's a very low price for what is one of Penatax's sharpest
lenses

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

LennyBloke

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 09:19
I agree with Algi - Superb Lens, Super-low price
LennyBloke

doubled

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 11:27
Maybe I should bump up the price?!

Algernon

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 11:34
By about 100
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

doubled

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 16:53
Haven't had a single enquiry yet - Are you guys sure the price is too low?

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 17:03
I don't think it's the price... My own for sale thread is also moving pretty slow... I'm trying to be patient but excited about my next purchase and can hardly wait!
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

pengbai

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 17:06
doubled wrote:
Haven't had a single enquiry yet - Are you guys sure the price is too low?

I will only consider it when you drop the price to 180 delivered

Be patient! I think most buyers are on holiday...

joostdh

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 17:53
doubled wrote:
Haven't had a single enquiry yet - Are you guys sure the price is too low?

Definitely a great price for a reputable lens. Give it a bit of time and if anything raise te price that'll teach those holding out
Pentax K-1| Pentax K-01 | D-FA 28-105mm | FA 28mm F2.8 | FA 35mm F2.0 | FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd | FA 50mm F1.4 | FA 50mm F2.8 Macro | FA* 85mm F1.4 | FA 100mm F2.8 Macro | DA* 200mm F2.8 | Pentax AF 540FGZ

geordie01

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 17:58
I am just hoping someone will buy it before I cave in !!

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 18:05
geordie01 wrote:
I am just hoping someone will buy it before I cave in !!

If I weren't attempting to save for my other hobby my recent sale money from the FA28 would be going on it!
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Digital:
Pentax K5- Vivitar 19mm 3.8; FA35mm f2; D-Xenon 100mm macro f2.8; DA50-200mm WR...
Flash:
Yongnuo YN-560; Vivitar 285HV; Cactus V4 triggers...
Film:
Pentax-MX & M50mm f1.4; Spottie & 55mm f1.8; MG & M40mm 2.8...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveholmesphotos/

Defragged

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 18:06
geordie01 wrote:
I am just hoping someone will buy it before I cave in !!

My sentiments exactly. A fantastic lens at a super price...
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!

kea828

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 21:49
You have a PM.
Regards,
Kea828

doubled

Link Posted 10/07/2013 - 16:25
PM replied.
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