Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #16
Veteran Member

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 387
"This lens has seen more than you'll ever see in your lifetime!"


12-23-2010, 06:30 PM   #17
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
You know, in the days before eBay -- if anyone can remember that far back -- people actually used to THROW OUT some stuff.
Now, we just recycle. To suckers, er I mean to economical purchasers.

QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
It may have witnessed history.
Yes, just as the prior owner stepped on a land mine.
12-23-2010, 06:36 PM   #18
v5planet's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,913
The seller apparently also offers aircraft/avionics equipment. I'd sure hope something designed to keep me from plummeting out of the sky would be in better shape than this lens!
12-23-2010, 07:55 PM   #19
Veteran Member

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 499
QuoteOriginally posted by Tom S. Quote
Eric can fix it. He can fix anything!
yeah...but for how much and will it be as good as originally?

12-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #20
Veteran Member
macTak's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 759
QuoteOriginally posted by opiet70 Quote
yeah...but for how much and will it be as good as originally?
The going rate for a F*300. It will be like an entirely new lens
12-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #21
Veteran Member
Pentaxor's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,513
The unit has some plastic damages which you can see in the pictures.

yeah right, plastic damage my ass. it's clear as a daylight the lens had been butchered.
12-24-2010, 12:09 AM   #22
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
RichardS's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nelson Bay, NSW, Australia
Posts: 2,137
Official description of the quality on e-Bay says:

"Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the sellerís listing for full details and description of any imperfections"

Fully operational?

"Some plastic damages"?

To quote Darryl Kerrigan "Tell him he's dreaming".

12-24-2010, 04:24 AM   #23
Inactive Account

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,216
QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote

Yes, just as the prior owner stepped on a land mine.

12-24-2010, 11:12 AM   #24
Forum Member

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 77
I would pass on that lens just on principal. A lens in that condition needs more than the totally inadequate description in the listing. Sellers who fail to adequately describe their product (even if it's to say that they don't know what happened to the lens) should not be patronized.

From the photos it seems that there is no way that lens will function properly on a Pentax as it doesn't appear to have a K-mount.
12-25-2010, 12:35 AM   #25
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
gofour3's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,386
You might as well take $200.00 and just burn it, as you will have fewer issues than if you bought this piece of junk. Even better give the $200 to a charity, as it’s Christmas.

This lens belongs back in a garbage dump where it came from.

12-25-2010, 05:07 PM   #26
Veteran Member
Lloydy's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Shropshire, UK
Posts: 1,114
That outfit are advertising a vehicle radiator hose for $99

They sure know how to charge for the crap they sell!
12-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #27
Veteran Member
Smeggypants's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,536
QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
Don't poo poo the value of this lens:

It may have witnessed history.
What like the latest reporter killed by the IDF?

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
ebay, k-mount, lens, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disaster in the River photoaki Pentax DSLR Discussion 16 12-05-2012 12:37 PM
55-300 Disaster slowdive101 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 10-01-2010 07:48 PM
Pentax FA 300mm F/2.8 for $4000 on ebay Clinton Pentax Price Watch 0 07-19-2010 05:32 PM
Pentax FA* 300mm, f2.8 on ebay, is this legit? DJP Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12 08-11-2009 10:26 AM
Who bought that ugly ass Tamron 300mm f/2.8 on Ebay? konraDarnok Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 05-26-2008 02:39 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:19 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]