Pentax 50mm f1.2


thoughton

Link Posted 11/08/2011 - 10:37
Well, no more procrastinating. I'd better get this sold before I change my mind I'm selling this as the focal length was always a bit long for me.

This lens has a wonderful creamy bokeh, and is also incredibly sharp when stopped down. Best of both worlds! Imagine a lens with the smooth bokeh of a Pentax-A 50/1.4 and the sharpness of a Pentax-A 50/1.7 - this is that lens

This is sometimes called the 'K' version as in Pentax-K 50mm f1.2. It's in excellent condition (possibly even 'mint', although I will restrain myself ). No brassing that I can see. On a very close inspection I have found a few tiny (less than half millimetre) tiny marks on the back of the aperture ring (the side furthest from the aperture numbers). I only noticed these marks for the first time a few minutes ago! Aside from that the only bit that isn't in excellent condition is the JCII 'Passed' sticker.

Glass is in excellent condition, no scratches or other marks that I can see. The aperture ring moves smoothly and quickly, and there is no oil or other marks on the 8 blades. The blades are in perfect alignment, so when stopped down the aperture is a perfect octagon.

Comes with original rear cap and original front cap. Sorry for lack of photo of front cap, it is in my box of camera bits which I don't have here.

Also includes an after-market matte black metal circular hood which is a perfect match for the matte black metal of the lens (and looks pretty damn cool to boot). I will also include a tethered pinch-style lens cap which fits the hood so you don't have to remove the hood to store the lens. I haven't noticed any vignetting with this hood when using this lens on a DSLR. It will almost certainly vignette on a film camera. The tether is merely tied on to the lens body, there is no adhesive or anything like that.

A version of this lens without hood recently went for 300 on a best offer on ebay, so taking into account ebay/paypal's cut I'm looking for 275 net to me. How you pay me is up to you, as long as I get 275 at the end of the day I'll cover the postage (insured) anywhere in the mainland UK. The lens will be posted when payment has cleared. Overseas postage/courier can be discussed on a case by case basis.

Some pics (please excuse the shoddy WB )






















Here are a couple of photos taken with this lens:



Daydreamer by thoughton, on Flickr



Greenhouse effect II by thoughton, on Flickr (click to enlarge)
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
Last Edited by thoughton on 11/08/2011 - 10:45

thoughton

Link Posted 12/08/2011 - 10:10
Provisionally sold, to be confirmed on Monday.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

thoughton

Link Posted 15/08/2011 - 11:10
Lens paid for and collected last night. Nice to meet you Fred!
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!
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