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07-22-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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Rip fa* 80-200/2.8

I just sold my FA* 80-200 and the norwegian postal service didn't handle the shipping all too well. I almost felt a tear.

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07-22-2011, 07:00 AM   #2
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Insured, I hope?
If so, how is the insurance claim going?

What a shame to see such a lens all busted up.

Poor handling by carriers is one reason I generally way way way over-pack my lenses when shipping. So far, so good (knock on wood & fingers crossed).
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Insured, yeah, for 9000 NOK
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Damn shame. Any chance of getting another front element from Pentax? I know it's out of production....but might be worth bouncing out a few emails to find out.

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That's the saddest thing I've ever seen, camera related of course. For that lens, it would certainly be worth trying to locate a new front element.
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A shame, but...

it didn't need to happen...

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Ouch!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Nimrad Quote
I just sold my FA* 80-200 and the norwegian postal service didn't handle the shipping all too well. I almost felt a tear.
A cautionary tale, I suppose. From that photo, it looks like you just put it in an envelope and didn't put a lens cap on it.

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I did have bubble wrap, paper and lens cap.
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Looks like it's just the filter maybe?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nimrad Quote
Looks like it's just the filter maybe?
That was actually my first thought. That glass looks too flat to be a lens front element. Have you actually Seen this lens or is it a photo sent to you by the recipient? Did it have a filter when you Sent it?

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I had a filter on it when I sent it yeah and I haven't seen it after I sent it, no. So, the best scenario would be if the got his money back and then the lens is fully functional.
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It looks like a destroyed filter. Look at the filter threat.
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Insured, yeah, for 9000 NOK
Call Pål Vangsøy at Fovi (22 58 80 90). My guess is that repair cost less than 9000NOK....
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I hope there is still some front lens in stock for the repair...

Ps : I really hope Pentax make a new 80-200mm f2.8 and ethe 1.4 converter ...Dream may be more exact than hope..?
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