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Old Jun 22, 2007, 12:19 PM   #21
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Hi Kjell,

I'll agree with Tom. The A*300/4 is very slightly less sharp than the FA*300/4.5. The more important differences for me were the min. focusing distance (the A* is @4m, while the FA* is @ 2m), and the FA* controls CA and PF significantly better with IIRC 3 ED elements -- this is the best lens I own in this respect.

The A*300/4 is a truly great lens -- very sharp, contrasty, small and relatively light (about the same size as the A*200/2.8, with a smaller barrel), and is built beautifully. It's actually hard to imagine, but the FA*300/4.5 is that much better.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 3:35 PM   #22
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Kjell,

You lucky fellow.

I would estimate the approximate cost of these

SMC PENTAX-F 1:1.7 50mm $150

SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2.8 28mm $200

AF Converter F 1.7X $300 - 500

I have the first two items. I know it first hand.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 4:40 PM   #23
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My darling says I still smilewhen I have fallen asleep.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 5:30 PM   #24
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Kjell, you picked a good time to sell these. Looks like people are very keen on getting some new glass before their summer holiday

My takumar 135 (the "paperweight", according to some) just went for 82 euros.

Tom
looks like i should have waited to sell mine.

thanks TDN, rub it in,
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