1.7x Pentax SMC T/C


cardiffgareth

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

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153868524339
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Mike-P

Link Posted 17/03/2020 - 23:13
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.
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HarisF1

Link Posted 19/03/2020 - 15:56
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!!)

smc

Link Posted 19/03/2020 - 18:15
Haris - interested in the bodies for 20 shipped and will send Gareth a thank you

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/03/2020 - 19:07
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

Link Posted 19/03/2020 - 19:45
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

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/03/2020 - 20:13
Oo! So it was a bargain then
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HarisF1

Link Posted 19/03/2020 - 21:23
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.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/03/2020 - 01:53
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

Link Posted 20/03/2020 - 06:10
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!

davidwozhere

Link Posted 20/03/2020 - 23:52
I've got one of those doing nothing. How did you get the glass out without damaging it?
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JAK

Link Posted 21/03/2020 - 00:31
Why destroy a perfectly good teleconvertor when you can simply obtain an extension tube set?
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HarisF1

Link Posted 21/03/2020 - 01:21
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.

JAK

Link Posted 21/03/2020 - 12:50
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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