Newbie here!


Rush

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 20:30
Hi ..just be offered a Pentax asahi es11 with a Hoya htc zoom & macro 75-205mm 1:4 lens ,a smc takumar 1:1.8/55 lens and an ensinor mc auto 1:2.8 lens ..all in really excellent condition ..all in cases ...any idea how much these are worth ??...just starting out and don't want to be paying too much! ... Thanks

Rush

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 20:51
Any one???.....price is 60.00.. Is this good or bad?.. Thanks

Gravelrash

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 21:13
I would probably give it a go but you may have a steep learning curve.

The problem with the camera is that age will not be good to the seals so it may be fine but on the other hand may not be economically repairable.

The lenses are easier to check. If the optics are clear and the iris is snappy all's good and you could get your money back on eBay I reckon.

If you are new to photography I would recommend finding an early DSLR such as the "ist" series, which you could get for a little more and is a heck of a lot more user friendly.
Steve

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bforbes

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 21:15
Hi and welcome to the forum

I don't know a lot about old Pentax film cameras but a quick check on ebay

came up with an ES II sold in July for 9.99 plus postage and a smc takumar 1:1.8/55 for 9.50, Hoya 12.50
You'd need the focal length of the ensinor mc auto 1:2.8 lens to pin it down.
seems like your offer price might be a little high
Barrie
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http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

Rush

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 21:18
Thanks...everything looks like brand new..will give it a go at 60quid..cheers

Rush

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 21:24
Got it for 30!! ...thanks guys

bforbes

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 21:26
Bargain
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes

Gravelrash

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 21:36
Nice one. Enjoy. Good luck
Steve

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Stuey

Link Posted 01/08/2014 - 22:53
Hello, welcome and enjoy
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AndrewA

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 19:05
Hello and Welcome to the Forum!
Andrew

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