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06-11-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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FA*28-70 on ebay

In my search on ebay I saw this and had to share. Listed just shy of $1200 the seller lists it at A++ condition with a "*power zoom and auto aperture function do not work" and then lower "mechanically: perfect, power zoom and auto aperture function do not work"
Thought having a mechanical flaw would have made it not perfect.

Have to love ebay. lens is listed here if you are interested.

Just making sure that a) someone here doesn't buy it without realising it is busted and b) someone else gets a giggle

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.... its perfectly broken!

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you shouldn't list an item as A++ condition if something doesn't work. what the hell was this seller been drinking?
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QuoteOriginally posted by wjt Quote
In my search on ebay I saw this and had to share. Listed just shy of $1200 the seller lists it at A++ condition with a "*power zoom and auto aperture function do not work" and then lower "mechanically: perfect, power zoom and auto aperture function do not work"
Thought having a mechanical flaw would have made it not perfect.
This is a design flaw and a very easy fix (at lest temporarily). The lens is designed in such a way that the power contacts for the power zoom motor touch the aperture mechanism so that the lens doesn't stop down as it should.

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