Tamron 400mm F4; Tamron 500mm mirror (BBAR MC); Tamron SP 2x extender

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whelmed

Link Posted 15/12/2012 - 13:40
Never thought I would sell these lens, but here it goes...

Tamron 400mm F4 - optics are near flawless. The body not so much. Focus is still smooth, but there are marks all over the body of the lens (they don't affect image quality) There are maybe a few hundred of these lenses in existence right now that have an non-scratched from element. £650 + cost of shipping takes it and I imagine it won't be long to sell so message now. I'm including the PK-A adapter (so there is aperture control on this!). I would really prefer someone pick it up as it's aligned and in great condition and would be worried about posting it (it often wins the my lens is the biggest lens competition).

A few sample shots: https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/tamron-400mm-f4-visits-a-zoo---heavy-on-t...















Next I'm selling a 500mm mirror lens with Pentax PK Adapter for £80 and a 2x extender for £35 plus shipping for both.







K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8

cabstar

Link Posted 15/12/2012 - 14:42
I remember being gutted when I was outbid on that lens and been looking for one ever since...

A rear opportunity just the wrong tine of year for me...
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whelmed

Link Posted 15/12/2012 - 14:52
cabstar wrote:
I remember being gutted when I was outbid on that lens and been looking for one ever since...

A rear opportunity just the wrong tine of year for me...

It is a terrific beast, and they only come up every year or two nowadays.
K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8

whelmed

Link Posted 15/12/2012 - 19:58
I've put it up on ebay. Please bid away! 24 hour ebay sale!.
K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/12/2012 - 20:08
Darren, you living in Christchurch now? (just 5 mins drive from me)

I may well put a bid on the Tamron
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whelmed

Link Posted 15/12/2012 - 20:51
Perfect And yes, I am, been down here for a bit for work but they're now transferring me to Sunnyvale California which is going to be brilliant!
K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8

Mike-P

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:02
Oooops, forgot all about it
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gartmore

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 22:51
Is that the matched 2x for the 500mm?
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whelmed

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:42
Gartmore: It is the one matched for that. As well as the Tamron 400mm...

Mike-P.... I noticed. I feel absolutely gutted the lens went for what it did.
K-5; Siggy 10-20 f4, 30mm f1.4, 18-50mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8; Tammy 400mm f4, 500mm f8

Mannesty

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 08:05
whelmed wrote:
I feel absolutely gutted the lens went for what it did.

I did try to help. I bid £200 on it reasonably early to get it going, and it stuck on £200 for quite a while. I was getting a bit worried that I might win it at that, which would have been more than a little embarrassing.

As you've said, it's worth whatever it's worth. I couldn't help thinking that a 24 hour sale was a bit too short for high value items.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 17/12/2012 - 08:06

johnriley

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 08:44
Helping bidding along for others is definitely against eBay rules, so I wouldn't advise either doing it or telling us about it. I believe it is called shell bidding, and likely to get offenders chucked off eBay.

Buyers who felt that they were being manipulated would no doubt be quick of the mark to report it as well. It's easy to forget that the whole world can read this forum, it's not a private conversation.
Best regards, John

Algernon

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 09:40
It's called Shill Bidding and it's a Criminal Offence

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8632357.stm

Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations
and Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008


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Last Edited by Algernon on 17/12/2012 - 09:43

Mannesty

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 09:41
It's called shill bidding John, and I wasn't bidding against myself, neither was there any agreement/contact/knowledge of the seller. I placed a genuine bid which I would have honoured, had I won. Sadly, I didn't, which actually I'm quite happy about because now I don't have any explaining to do.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 17/12/2012 - 09:44

johnriley

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 09:58
We'll stop this subject now, but reading the article that Algi refers to would be good advice for us all I'm sure.
Best regards, John

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 11:14
Mannesty wrote:
I couldn't help thinking that a 24 hour sale was a bit too short for high value items.

Especially for such an unusual one.
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