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Help with buying a Tokina lens in Germany

Posted 29/09/2013 - 22:29 Link

I'm in a bit of trouble. There is a lens up for sale in a german Nikon forum (
The seller refuses to send the lens abroad (to Slovenia - only willing to send locally) so I'm asking here (not really sure if it's a correct forum) if anyone is willing to buy the lens on my behalf and send it to me?

I know it's asking a lot, just thought I'd take my chances
Thank you.
Posted 29/09/2013 - 22:44 Link
And this is a Pentax lens? Hopefully it is!

But regardless of that, annoying though it might be I personally would just walk away from it - it's the seller's loss. There will be another lens.

I send a lot of photographic gear overseas and, although there are risks involved, generally things work out OK. It's the best way to get the best prices.
Best regards, John
Posted 30/09/2013 - 08:07 Link
Sadly it's not It's for my Nikon system.
And I guess I will have to walk away since it was sold already. Too bad though...would have loved a DA* 50-135 on my Nikon D7100 (it was a Tokina 50-135mm which is the same in design)
Posted 30/09/2013 - 08:30 Link
Not a great lens under the Tokina brand, quite bad flare (no SMC coating), no SDM, no quickshift.
Posted 01/10/2013 - 12:25 Link
Optics are the same aren't they though? SDM absence doesn't bother me, lack of quickshift does though, but what can you do.
Posted 01/10/2013 - 14:11 Link
lack of quickshift does though, but what can you do.

Buy a Pentax version?
Best regards, John
Posted 01/10/2013 - 14:47 Link
Might be tricky to fit on his Nikon.
Posted 01/10/2013 - 15:13 Link
well if he will go around buying the wrong camera body....
you don't have to be mad to post here

but it does help
Posted 01/10/2013 - 19:20 Link
Most people seem to make that mistake.

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