Pentax A* 300mm f/2.8 @ Ffordes - 899


HarisF1

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 13:51
As the title says, there's a very rare/expensive lens currently on the Ffordes website. At 899 it's a bit cheaper than the one Peng was selling earlier this year (although his came with a great carry case).

Here's the link:
http://www.ffordes.com/product/16101416530581

Enjoy.

JAK

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 14:05
Thanks. It says it comes with a case.
I've got the DA* so not sure I need another 300. A good price non the less.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 29/06/2017 - 14:06

HarisF1

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 14:37
Same here. It looks like the kind of lens that would be great for astrophotography but I guess that bumping up the ISO using the K-1 and DA* a bit would have a bit of a similar impact without hurting my pocket too much.

JAK

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 15:15
HarisF1 wrote:
without hurting my pocket too much.

If you put it in there it might prove uncomfortable and potentially fall out!
John K

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 20:07
I can't remember the last time I saw one of these as low a price as this. It still holds its own against the current 300's with the advantage of that extra stop and it works beautifully with the A series converters. The clear downsides are the size and weight, but if you've got a particular purpose in mind then it's well worth it

This was taken with it and A 2x-L converter, handheld - I haven't mastered it yet but I suspect it'll be a real asset for the future



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Blythman

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 20:58
Must admit I was tempted by this. But I've given myself a shake and won't bite
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HarisF1

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 21:36
Blythman wrote:
Must admit I was tempted by this. But I've given myself a shake and won't bite

I'm still tempted. I hate LBA (and I love it too, don't get me wrong!).

EDIT: As I wrote that last comment, the beast was taken!
Last Edited by HarisF1 on 29/06/2017 - 21:38

pschlute

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:08
HarisF1 wrote:


EDIT: As I wrote that last comment, the beast was taken!

Phew thank god for that !!! Almost had to sell the dog.
Peter



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JAK

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:13
He who hesitates....
John K

HarisF1

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:17
JAK wrote:
He who hesitates....

I don't think anyone is regretting that one, and we've got a troop of 'other halves' also cheering behind us.

pschlute

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:18
JAK wrote:
He who hesitates....

....knows he will pay a lot more for one in the coming years.

And he will !
Peter



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pschlute

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:19
JAK wrote:
He who hesitates....

Let us know how you get on with it John !!!
Peter



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JAK

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:29
Wilco, and thanks Haris for the heads up.
I became tempted after seeing some photos with it on a German forum. The photographer liked using it with the 1.7x converter.
See https://www.pentaxians.de/40456504nx51499/lens-clubs-f46/pentax-a-300mm-f28-ed-i... (use Google translate if you need to.)

Now I'm heading off to weight lifting classes in readiness! 3Kg!

Must say Ffordes have done well out of me this year, third purchase, but can't complain at the prices of what I've bought.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 29/06/2017 - 22:30

Mike-P

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 22:48
I had one and used it with the 1.7x, 1.4xL and 2xL

Excellent lens, had to sell mine in order to buy the FA* 250-600mm f5.6 but it worked well with all 3 teleconverters.

Didn't see the Ffordes listing, is it in decent condition?
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

HarisF1

Link Posted 29/06/2017 - 23:07
It's in 'Ex+' condition and comes with the usual good stuff.

Let us know how you get on, John!
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