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 Item updated in the last 24 hours    Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens

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Price: $1,100.00
Payment method: PayPal
Item condition: 10 Preowned equipment, but appears as new
Shipping instructions: Buyer pays shipping, method of their choice, but insurance and delivery signature required. Local pickup acceptable.

Very sharp wide angle for the medium format Pentax 645D and 645Z cameras, significant update from the previous model.

I purchased in December 2015 from B&H thinking I would eventually take the full plunge into medium format, but decided later not to.

This lens is MINT, LIKE NEW in box with all packaging and documentation, but is no longer under warranty. Glass is pristine, in exact same condition as when it left the factory. Lens was tested and determined to be sharp and symmetrical. See last image for 100% pixel sample.

I've been a member of the Fred Miranda community since 2005, but have not posted anything in years, hence the "scrubbed" post count...



























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Mar 15, 2017 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Additional pictures. Note that these were shot in my light tent, and are not generic images of this lens.



























Mar 15, 2017 at 05:02 PM
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Mar 15, 2017 at 05:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Bump. Any Pentax 645Z users out there with the previous 35mm version? This new design is sharper across the frame...


Mar 18, 2017 at 04:31 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Bump.


Mar 20, 2017 at 03:28 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Great lens for the Pentax 645D or 645Z! I have it!


Mar 20, 2017 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


It is a nice one, true that. Thanks for your comment, Alchemist.


Mar 21, 2017 at 02:39 AM
 

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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


bumpaty bump


Mar 22, 2017 at 02:39 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Nice lens and excellent product images!

Do you do commercial photography? What is your lighting setup?

Question regarding the lens quality - Is the body plastic like most Canon and Nikon lenses?
I have the old 35mm A manual version lens and it is decent, considering the age of the lens design.

I like the build quality on the Schneider/Phase and Hasselblad HCD lenses, but they are very expensive.

Thank you very much,
Mike



Mar 24, 2017 at 01:09 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Mike, apologies for not replying to your comment sooner! For some reason, the automated system notifying me of comments on this thread didn't kick in... Anyway, yes there is some plastic in the Pentax construction, though it feels pretty solid in total.

I'm a corporate, commercial and editorial photographer, so am fairly comfortable lighting stuff. For these product images, I used a light tent flanked by two diffused heads; light tent makes it easy.

Do you shoot on the Pentax 645 system?

Cheers,
Jon



Apr 27, 2017 at 05:17 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Jon,

Thanks for getting back to me.

You purchased this lens but never purchased a Pentax 645Z?

Yes, I have a 645Z camera and a few lenses.

What camera/lenses do you use for your corporate and commercial work?

I also shoot with a digital back, view camera and a couple of digital lenses.

Best,
Mike



Apr 28, 2017 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · FS: mint HD PENTAX-D FA645 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF] Lens


Yes exactly, purchased it in advance of a 645Z buy, but eventually backed out as my needs shifted.

I use Canon full frame gear with an array of their glass and third-party optics for the bulk of my corporate/commercial work, and very occasionally, a view camera with sheet film.

So can I tempt you with this Pentax 35mm? I compared it with the prior model (the non-HD autofocus one that was first available for the digital 645 system) and can attest to its superiority -- sharper in center and much sharper in the corners, even when used wide open...

Warmest regards,
Jonathan



Apr 28, 2017 at 01:16 PM
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Bump


May 15, 2017 at 10:00 PM
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pm sent


Jul 04, 2017 at 05:51 PM







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