Wanted - 18-135mm


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/09/2022 - 19:02
Seen a few for sale already, one on ebay but says pictures coming and after many messages asking for images - nothing.

MPB has 2 for sale, one with moisture in the lens and the other has no hood. Bought a few things from them and it's always been junk, either broken or fungussed up so I've given up on their quality controls.

CeX Folkestone have one with a 2 year warranty but no mention of a lens hood and it's impossible to contact the store or even speak to anyone in the company over the phone!

All these lenses are up for £150.

So before I pull the trigger on the one on ebay with the seller who doesn't respond to messages or taking a chance on 4th time lucky with MPB, does anyone have one they want to sell?

I'm looking to pay the same so happy to go £150 for one and would rather get one from somewhere I trust before chancing it with the others.

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smc

Link Posted 18/09/2022 - 21:14
For what itís worth I bought one from a member here and have been very happy with it - good build and IQ.

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/09/2022 - 21:18
Thanks! Yes I had one also many years ago before I went full frame and I couldn't fault it. The K3ii I prefer as a walkabout camera over the K1 due to size and weight so having an all in one lens that's also WR is win win for me as my wife when we're on holiday doesn't appreciate the camera bag coming out with us for some reason
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MrB

Link Posted 18/09/2022 - 22:00
A new one at SRS is £499 so the one from CEX at £150 with a 2 year warranty seems a bargain, even if it's without a hood.

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 18/09/2022 - 22:22
The frustrating part is not knowing the condition or if it comes with a hood. Just wish you could call the store but alas you can't. The hood is circa £25 to buy so it starts to add up compared to others for sale.

If no joy here I'll take the plunge and cross my fingers!
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Link Posted 19/09/2022 - 19:42

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 19/09/2022 - 20:46
Thanks, yes Defragged saw it also earlier and messaged me with it so great minds thinking alike. I've taken a punt and bought the CeX one so fingers crossed it's not a lemon!
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Mike-P

Link Posted 19/09/2022 - 21:59
I saw the ffordes one as well last night but thought the rear of it looked a bit rough so didn't bother posting it here.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 21/09/2022 - 16:48
Well it's arrived. No front lens cap, an Olympus rear lens cap, no lens hood and the rear mount is heavily marked. I can get a refund tomorrow but I've asked for a discount on the lens instead and I'll get the lens hood and keep it. Cheapest hood online is £38!
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 21/09/2022 - 21:37
Yes, but does the lens work OK???

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MrB

Link Posted 21/09/2022 - 22:31
Have you considered a screw-on hood?
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 22/09/2022 - 10:12
Yes lens works okay and I've been into Cardiff Camera Centre today and got a generic lens cap. I've asked for a partial refund based on the condition it arrived in and the lack of caps and awaiting a reply. If they do offer something I'll be put that towards the genuine hood. Funnily enough I spine with someone this morning who tried to sell a lens to CeX and was told they couldn't buy it in without the lens caps so this is hopeful for some sort of rebate.
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