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1.7x Pentax SMC T/C

cardiffgareth
Posted 17/03/2020 - 21:22 Link
Think I spy one in this listing

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153868524339
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Mike-P
Posted 17/03/2020 - 23:13 - Helpful Comment Link
I think whoever bought this (guessing it was in a buy it now) should be sending you a little drink by way of a thankyou.

Unfortunately I can't see that happening though.
HarisF1
Posted 19/03/2020 - 15:56 Link
The package arrived today

I paid 110 posted for the lot so not as cheap as listed, still a good price with the AF TC in there.

The TC itself has fungus on front and rear glass and I'll have to get that sorted, while the rest of the glass definitely does need a clean. I'll probably sell the rest of the kit for 20 posted.

This includes:

P30N
ME Super
Sun 300mm f/4.5
Auto Image 28mm f/2.8
Astron 28-70mm (looks like Sigma MF Zoom)
Sun Actinon 80-200mm f/4.5
Centon Flashgun
Miranda camera bag

There's a fungusy A 50/1.7 that I can try to get cleaned and sent over to you Gareth instead of a drink (alcohol forbidden!!)
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smc
Posted 19/03/2020 - 18:15 Link
Haris - interested in the bodies for 20 shipped and will send Gareth a thank you
cardiffgareth
Posted 19/03/2020 - 19:07 Link
Ah dang it! Is the fungus bad

I can find the bargains but I have no control over the condition

On the plus side, we've helped out another member with the sale of the bodies above
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HarisF1
Posted 19/03/2020 - 19:45 Link
cardiffgareth wrote:
Ah dang it! Is the fungus bad

I can find the bargains but I have no control over the condition

On the plus side, we've helped out another member with the sale of the bodies above

I've had a look at it and thankfully the fungus was on the outer coatings only. It cleaned off fairly easily with breath condensation and a clean cloth. Now I need to quarantine it for 14 days in case I'm coronavirus positive
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cardiffgareth
Posted 19/03/2020 - 20:13 Link
Oo! So it was a bargain then
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HarisF1
Posted 19/03/2020 - 21:23 Link
Yep, cheers :L

Not tested it but it looks pretty clean apart from that minor glass issue. I'm surprised it was used on the P30 and ME since they're not AF bodies.
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davidwozhere
Posted 20/03/2020 - 01:53 Link
The A 1.7 should dismantle quite easily too if it only involves getting the glass out. For that matter, ditch the glass and use it as an extension tube with a working iris !
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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HarisF1
Posted 20/03/2020 - 06:10 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
The A 1.7 should dismantle quite easily too if it only involves getting the glass out. For that matter, ditch the glass and use it as an extension tube with a working iris !

I've got one of those, it's a deglassed F 35-80

Auto focusing adjustable extension tubes with aperture control, wow!
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davidwozhere
Posted 20/03/2020 - 23:52 Link
I've got one of those doing nothing. How did you get the glass out without damaging it?
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JAK
Posted 21/03/2020 - 00:31 Link
Why destroy a perfectly good teleconvertor when you can simply obtain an extension tube set?
John K
Edited by JAK: 21/03/2020 - 00:32
HarisF1
Posted 21/03/2020 - 01:21 Link
JAK wrote:
Why destroy a perfectly good teleconvertor when you can simply obtain an extension tube set?

They're referring to the A 50/1.7 I believe, not the TC. I don't think the fungus would be too hard to shift on the A50 anyway, it's simple to take apart.
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JAK
Posted 21/03/2020 - 12:50 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
JAK wrote:
Why destroy a perfectly good teleconvertor when you can simply obtain an extension tube set?

They're referring to the A 50/1.7 I believe, not the TC. I don't think the fungus would be too hard to shift on the A50 anyway, it's simple to take apart.

Right, cheers for that.
John K

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