Bargain of the year...?


flossie

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 16:51
DA* 50-135, full serviced c/w new SDM motor

...
...for...
...

(drum roll please)

under 250


I'd just like to thank Ebay for supplying the lens (had a broken mount) and Asashi Photographic for repairing it and fitting a new SDM motor.

SRS are sending me a new lens hood & cap (it had a case but no ends), and the grand total is still well under 300! Woo hoo!

Now all I need is for it to stop raining...!



(I'm going to have to have a clear-out of lenses I don't use now! ...which is anything longer than 100mm!)
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...
Last Edited by flossie on 23/08/2010 - 16:52

MrCynical

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 17:06
flossie wrote:
Now all I need is for it to stop raining...

What on earth did you buy a weather sealed lens for man?

Anvh

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 17:26
MrCynical wrote:
flossie wrote:
Now all I need is for it to stop raining...

What on earth did you buy a weather sealed lens for man?

No weather sealed body.
I'm sure Flossie is going to look for a K7 now
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 23/08/2010 - 17:26

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 17:31
flossie wrote:
DA* 50-135, full serviced c/w new SDM motor

...
...for...
...

(drum roll please)

under 250



I think my K-7 with kit lens for 225 was the bargain of the year .. but well done anyway
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flossie

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 18:03
ok, "lens bargain" of the year then.

No, not going for a K7 just because its raining - waiting to see what the replacement (really) is.
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...

thoughton

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 18:44
I was pretty pleased with my Tamron 70-300 purple monster for 26

Although I wouldn't have said no to the 50-135 for your price either
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 23/08/2010 - 18:44

mowog

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 19:08
When it comes to lenses, I think that I can claim to have got the bargain of the year, with ebay 'buy it now' item number 110554415727.

Given the circumstances, the seller has a very fitting user name!
No man is worth his salt, who has not been banned from at least one Forum, and two Flickr groups.

Mowog.

Paul_C

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 19:08
What a bargin, I was watching that lens a while back on ebay then completly forgot about it

Dangermouse

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 19:16
K 55mm f1.8 for 8.50...
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 19:24
Pentax-F 50mm f1.7 with a set of A contact exension tubes for 30.
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flossie

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 19:49
glad to hear I'm not the only one to have got lucky on the fleabay lottery!

(probably makes up for the times we pay too much for something we don't use...)

Along those lines... I got an A1(!) printer for 100 as well recently - not for photos though! I haven't been shot for taking up the entire house with a printer that's over a meter long...yet...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...
Last Edited by flossie on 23/08/2010 - 19:53

Dangermouse

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 20:00
It might make up for:

The Winder MX for 50 (saw one a week later for 30, but at the time I hadn't seen anything cheaper in decent shape for ages)

The black MES for 15 that turned out to have a non-cocking shutter

How do people find things like an F 50mm for 30? I search "Pentax-Buy It Now-Newly Listed" on a regular basis and I've never seen anything that good.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
Last Edited by Dangermouse on 23/08/2010 - 20:02

Algernon

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 20:12
How about this Topcon 50mm f/1.7 K mount lens and camera for 16

I can't believe 204 people looked at and didn't bid. That was the last Topcon camera model ever made.

Topcon used to make some good solid cameras. They even made some for the US Navy and FBI as well as the Japanese military. There original (and still to this day) business was surveying instruments, cameras were just an offshoot. They are 2nd only to Leica in surveying instruments having taken over their major competitor Sokkia. link
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Smeggypants

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 21:12
Algernon wrote:
How about this Topcon 50mm f/1.7 K mount lens and camera for 16

I can't believe 204 people looked at and didn't bid. That was the last Topcon camera model ever made.

Topcon used to make some good solid cameras. They even made some for the US Navy and FBI as well as the Japanese military. There original (and still to this day) business was surveying instruments, cameras were just an offshoot. They are 2nd only to Leica in surveying instruments having taken over their major competitor Sokkia. link

Looks remarkably similar to my old Ricoh KR-5
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

davex

Link Posted 23/08/2010 - 21:26
If you really want a bargain, have a look here

Davex.
K5 + 8mm-500mm zooms and primes
Please feel free to play with any images I post.
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