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Suggestion on selling a 17-70 with SDM issue (that can be fixed)

Posted 11/02/2017 - 13:22 Link

Since I bought the k1, the 17-70 is not used anymore. It's a beatiful lens, but as many of those is affected by SDM issues. However with the trick to focus up and down a couple of times it works again and will work for the whole session. This process must be re-done every time the lens is not used for a while.

Can it be sellable? If so how much should I sell it for? (considering I have box and the lens is in perfect conditions)
Edited by sebas77: 11/02/2017 - 13:22
Posted 11/02/2017 - 15:38 Link
It's sellable but as to value that's a hard one because of the fault.

When perfect they don't fetch as much as they used to which is a shame as I prefer to use mine over any other lens in that range which includes the 16-50mm. It really is an excellent lens.

Maybe it's an Ebay job, 99p start and describe the fault fully, or try the same here and ask for offers.
Posted 11/02/2017 - 20:16 Link
yeah apparently they good one go for 200 pounds. I made a video to show how easy is to wake up the auto focus, but I guess I will not get more than 150 pounds from it. Not sure if it's worth to sell it, especially knowing how much I spent on it (including several repairs!). On the other side, I have no more use for it :/

I have a Pentax K30, the 17-70 and a 55-300 to sell, would be nice to get at least 500 pound from them
Edited by sebas77: 11/02/2017 - 20:23
Posted 22/02/2017 - 16:15 Link
The pentax service asked me for 150 pound to fix (for the third time) the motor. Do you know if there is a cheaper alternative service?
Posted 22/02/2017 - 16:20 Link
Try and sort it out yourself using turorials.
All the gear with no idea

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