WTB: F* 300/4.5


matsoberg

Link Posted 22/01/2017 - 21:03
Looking for a Pentax F* 300/4.5. Im in Sweden.
Thanks,
Mats
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matsoberg

Link Posted 17/02/2017 - 21:36

pengbai

Link Posted 18/02/2017 - 21:54
Fancy a FA* one?

RobL

Link Posted 19/02/2017 - 09:28
Currently 699.00 at SRS Microsystems in U.K., offer ends today.

JAK

Link Posted 19/02/2017 - 09:46
SRS also have a used DA*300 on eBay for 599
John K

JAK

Link Posted 20/02/2017 - 16:03
And on eBay a boxed FA* 300mm for 725
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-FA-300-4-5-300mm-F4-5-/132099468167?hash=item1ec1bdeb87:g:32IAAOSw~AVYpxQM
(It's being sold by pengbai on here, he'll have HMRC after him!)
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 20/02/2017 - 16:05

matsoberg

Link Posted 21/02/2017 - 16:31
Thanks everyone! Been at the farm without a PC until now. Still looking for the F-version. I have one but with a cracked front lens element and want to replace it. Seems the insurance company will cover some cost.
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JAK

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 11:40
The F* lens was discontinued 26 years ago so why not get a more recent incarnation while the insurance company is on board? Being a rare lens there's no guarantee you'll ever come across another decent one.
Have you looked into getting the cracked element replaced?
John K

George Lazarette

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 13:01
The F* has the enormous advantage of its built-in handle/stand, which the FA* lacks. I would go for another F* if mine got damaged.
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Blythman

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 15:07
Why not the DA? Is it for the aperture ring?
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HarisF1

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 15:11
The F* lens has legendary status for it's rarity and quality. If it wasn't for the slightly slower speed then I'd be all over it. Instead, I'm quite content with the DA* lens I picked up recently.

JAK

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 18:51
FWIW Algernon sold his several years ago and the purchaser later reported:
winniebear wrote:
I have a F*300f4.5 lens, very beautiful white colour, small, and interesting. but I have to say the DA*300 f4 is a better lens.

BTW: the F*300f4.5 and FA*300f4.5 share the same optic design with different appearance. but the DA*300f4 is believed a new design one.

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/fa-300-4-5-ed-if-23770#comm264514
John K

LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 19:45
JAK wrote:
FWIW Algernon sold his several years ago and the purchaser later reported:
winniebear wrote:
I have a F*300f4.5 lens, very beautiful white colour, small, and interesting. but I have to say the DA*300 f4 is a better lens.

BTW: the F*300f4.5 and FA*300f4.5 share the same optic design with different appearance. but the DA*300f4 is believed a new design one.

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/fa-300-4-5-ed-if-23770#comm264514

I don't share that view - having used all 3 there is really very little between them in terms of IQ.

The DA* has some significant advantages with SDM, WR and the slightly faster maximum aperture, but the F* is such a pleasure to use - it's smaller, has a great solid feel to it, the removable foot is a great feature, and the built-in hood means your not likely to misplace it. On top of all that there are very few longer lenses where I am totally confident in using the maximum aperture - the F* is the exception for me.
LennyBloke

joostdh

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 19:46
Having a look at the specs the F/FA* are indeed different to the DA*: http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/primes/extreme-tele/index.html
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

Blythman

Link Posted 22/02/2017 - 20:37
I use the DA 300 with and without TC, the 150-450, and the 560 wide open more often than not. I don't even contemplate stepping down under normal circumstances until I can get the shutter speed up to 1/1000 and ISO below 1000
Alan


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