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My 60-250 Journey.

Posted 27/12/2022 - 17:53 - Helpful Comment Link
bettyswolloks wrote:
Hiya Gareth How bad is the vignette when the lens is unmodified?

I'll have to take an image and post it up. It's not that noticeable and using the vignette tool in LR and going into the plus side slightly removes it.
Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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Posted 28/12/2022 - 09:38 Link
bettyswolloks wrote:
What the seller meant by not working was......

He had pulled it out if his wardrobe about 18mths after putting it there, it wouldn't focus. He put it straight back and pulled out his 2nd copy and went about his day. After a good few years and a complete system change he found the lens again. As he didn't have a Pentax body to test it on it was sold as not working. Never tried to get it repaired, just put it on eBay.

I wish I had enough cash to have two copies of a 1200 lens lying around and even completely forget about one of them for years.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Posted 28/12/2022 - 14:15 Link
He had just bought 2 Nikon Z9's and a shed load of lenses for them both to use during his next safari so I don't think he was in a bad place financially.
One day you'll find, 10yrs have got behind you.
Posted 28/12/2022 - 16:32 Link
bettyswolloks wrote:
Hiya Mike, I don't have that kind of money kicking about spare at this moment in time.
The cheapest 60-250 on ebay at the moment is 649 and that has bits missing and no box or papers. There are some cheaper but they have faults mentioned plus they would be subject to import duty. So for a freshly serviced copy with a 12mth warranty 600 is about right I'd say.

LINK to my ad here ... Sold eventually for 450. The ones on Ebay have been there for months.

It's a decent enough lens but it's now discontinued, if you are looking to keep it once repaired then I suppose it's just about worth it as you have a small warranty but if you are thinking of selling it then personally I would stick it on Ebay, get your money back and look for something else.

Each to their own though ...
Posted 30/12/2022 - 07:58 Link
It's done! Just paid, 350 plus 20% vat 420!
Now where's the bloody postman

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It'll be a new lens by the time they've finished it!
One day you'll find, 10yrs have got behind you.
Edited by bettyswolloks: 30/12/2022 - 07:59

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