K50/f1.2 before and after


Link Posted 16/05/2016 - 10:20
I bought a bargain K50/f1.2 here in the UK for 99 - couldn't believe my luck (yes, it was me). The glass was in very good condition: no marks or fungus, but the body was pretty beat up with the filter ring distorted and the metal of the nose creased where it must have been dropped. So I contacted Brian Gohacki (dcshooter on the US forum) to ask if he could help with refurbishing it, and what a marvellous job he's done. Here it was before, mounted on my K-3II:

And here it is now, chrome nose and all!

I'm very happy with its new individual look, and my sincere thanks to Brian for what he's done with this classic lens.
K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy


Link Posted 16/05/2016 - 10:48
That's an amazing transformation
Absolutely no need to use that lens now

Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

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

Last Edited by Algernon on 16/05/2016 - 10:48


Link Posted 16/05/2016 - 14:24
May I ask what the charge is for such a transformation. , looks appealing.


Link Posted 16/05/2016 - 16:21
That looks like some transformation. I'd like to see some results from the lens?
Best regards, John


Link Posted 16/05/2016 - 18:08
Hi John; no sooner said... Here's a shot of my other mechanical beauty's nose, wide open. (K-3II, f1.2, 1/800 sec. ISO400, tripod, pixel-shift, 2-second delay.) The reduction in size for posting has almost removed the dust that is clearly visible on the upper arm of the star in the original.

K-3II - HD DA20-40 Limited, HD DA55-300PLM, SMC DA10-17 Fishy, AF201FG Flashy
Last Edited by microlight2010 on 16/05/2016 - 18:12
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