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02-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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SMC Pentax 85-210mm F3.5

I just wanted to put up a warning for a "SMC Pentax 85-210mm F3.5" That is being sold over and over on ebay.
First, I purchased this lens on ebay Sep 25, 2012 from ancientthymes. The Focus collar was broke. I then sent it to Eric H and he informed me it was tampered with before and advised me to return it. I did. A few weeks later it was back up on ebay and i said nothing. THEN i seen it listed once again on Dec-29-12 and asked about the lens... I was lied to saying he got it from an estate sale. When confronted with the serial number etc the seller then played dumb. It was sold once again anyways. Now it was just re-listed and taken down but i suspect it will show up soon. I wanted to inform everyone cause I know how upset i was and the money i lost sending this lens out to Eric and all my shipping cost and lens cost. I did not want this to keep happening to other who would like to get this lens.
The lens is easy to spot.
1. It is in a Nikon Case.
2. The Close up attachment is missing.
3. Serial number is 5108401

Here are the original ebay listings.

Pentax Asahi Takumar SMC Zoom 1 3 5 85 210 5108401 | eBay

Asahi SMC Pentax 85 210mm F 3 5 Fast Zoom MF K Series Lens Case | eBay

Best of luck to those who may run into this one.

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Make sure you add it to the serial number database!
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Thanks for posting the tip!

There was also a K500/4.5 a few years back being sold with the removable camera mount missing. I managed to get my money back after I noticed it in the pictures and before it was shipped. I should have added it to the s/n DB as well. I saw it being resold on eBay ,but a least the seller indicated the mount was missing. The second buyer obviously did not realize the lens is useless without the mount.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Thanks for posting the tip!

There was also a K500/4.5 a few years back being sold with the removable camera mount missing. I managed to get my money back after I noticed it in the pictures and before it was shipped. I should have added it to the s/n DB as well. I saw it being resold on eBay ,but a least the seller indicated the mount was missing. The second buyer obviously did not realize the lens is useless without the mount.

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Anytime! I know I hate to get the wrong end of the stick so just trying to help others out here. I think i seen that lens by the way...lol I have the same lens in M42 but I was looking for a K mount version since mine has a little fungus. One of these days ill send it to Eric but just have been dealing with it.

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