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11-02-2007, 03:39 AM   #16
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Deans of Idaho-Classic Cameras

Apologies - if you go to "Old Stuff" there's a link to The Dirty Lens Test (how bad is bad) - can't get a link directly to that page.

Anyway the point of the article/sample photos is that often what looks bad in a lens doesn't totally ruin the photograph.


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11-02-2007, 07:38 AM   #17
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I did not know that this particular auction was discussed in here. I made a bid yesterday but then I decided not to risk my money on the lens any further.

An auction without a photo revealing the extent of fungus and no information regarding image quality as the result of having some fungus at front element is a bit dodgy. Not a good salespitch anyway.
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up to $711 now.
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Odd thing I just noticed - the bid dropped back to $540. Either a bid was withdrawn or a disqualification took place, I guess. Anyone have other ideas?

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u***a( 56Feedback score is 50 to 99) Retracted: US $750.00
Explanation: Mauvais montant saisi Bid: Nov-02-07 06:54:26 PDT
Retracted: Nov-02-07 10:47:55 PDT
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Just noticed this is at $811 with under 2 hours left. It would be interesting to know what the winner finds when it is received. If a Forum member wins, maybe the answer will show up here?
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Finished. Luch2 (from Hong Kong) is kindly requested to share his experience with this forum!


Wow. US$ 811 for this lens WITH fungus. I think that talking about a non-fungus one, one may expect prices about 1.5k right?
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well it closed at $811 and is about double what I would have bid unless it could have been inspected. I hope for the winner that it can be cleaned easily. Hate to see someone spend that much and not get full use out of it.

Syb, One that was in mint condition sold last week for $1000. So this was risky and high.

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well if it doesn't repairable, maybe the fungus could be used as a soft filter.

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Wow. US$ 811 for this lens WITH fungus. I think that talking about a non-fungus one, one may expect prices about 1.5k right?
I own or have owned a number of 300mm, 400mm primes. The A*300/4 is my most used. It's compact size and weight means it finds its way into my camera bag when the bigger lenses get left behind. Focussing is easy, the I/Q befits the * designation, the built-in lens hood is nice, it's half a stop faster than its AF cousins the F/FA 300/4.5. It doesn't have a tripod mount, but that's a "nice to have"; I've found it doesn't really need one.

What's it worth to me? I can't really put a $ value to it except to say you can have it when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
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Any one in the EU looking for the Pentax-A 1.4/85mm this shop has one in near mint condition.
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@Rico: it may be priced a little bit too high. This evening, I saw one end on ebay for only 655 Euros. (And I came too late to overbid...)

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Syb, it may have been me. I cured my LBA today by buying that one, I think.........out in Colorado?
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