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03-17-2013, 06:16 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Well , Ive been buying some old MZ series cameras for the lenses , the last one was a MZ-60 and the camera appears to be functioning just fine ..

But what was not fine , was the lens , it did not even work on the MZ-60 I purchased , did not work on my istDS or my K5 , and it only worked on a MZ-5n half of the time ( if that )

So what do you do with a lousy lens - attach it to a camera and pass it on to the next person ? or just do the right thing and take it out of circulation ..

Why pass on rubbish - junk is junk and Im not overly impressed by people passing them onto some one else ...

Well here are some gratuitous images , of me getting my monies worth , nothing like smacking the stuffing out of something ( try it sometime ) = Mellow man !




















Well there you go ..

Some serious lens violence ! ( Why do I feel so much better for it ? )

03-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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The horror, the horror
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I would have taken it to the range and used it to sight in my AR-15.

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I'd like the K mount off the back please
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Is that a metal K mount?
If so, i'd love to have it too!
03-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Plastic K mount - damaged and in the rubbish bin ..
03-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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Plastic K mount - damaged and in the rubbish bin ..
Good riddance to plastic K mounts! (Well, except you fine DA-L lenses, of course...)

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No great loss - that lens isn't even very good when it's working! (I had some I sold a few years ago - for general photography they're barely worth what they sell for used, if that).

Of all the lenses I could imagine seeing you destroy, this was the best one - no mourning whatsoever!
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I would have taken it to the range and used it to sight in my AR-15.
Now that's an idea...
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Wow. Even though it was a crap lens (am I allowed to say that here?), I was still squirming a bit while viewing those photos!
Probably would have felt quite different if it had been me hammering the heck (to be more polite) out of it. LOL
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That also works as a cure for yellowing Pentax lenses.

Brian Ayling's photographic repair tips
03-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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QuoteOriginally posted by old4570 Quote
Sigma 28-90mm f3.5-5.6 Aspherical MACRO Lens Reviews - Sigma Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database This lens



Well , Ive been buying some old MZ series cameras for the lenses , the last one was a MZ-60 and the camera appears to be functioning just fine ..

But what was not fine , was the lens , it did not even work on the MZ-60 I purchased , did not work on my istDS or my K5 , and it only worked on a MZ-5n half of the time ( if that )

So what do you do with a lousy lens - attach it to a camera and pass it on to the next person ? or just do the right thing and take it out of circulation ..

Why pass on rubbish - junk is junk and Im not overly impressed by people passing them onto some one else ...

Well here are some gratuitous images , of me getting my monies worth , nothing like smacking the stuffing out of something ( try it sometime ) = Mellow man !




















Well there you go ..

Some serious lens violence ! ( Why do I feel so much better for it ? )
You're a very noble man. Thank you for taking such a Pile Of Garbage lens out of circulation. ha haha
03-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #14
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Its a pile of garbage now , that's for sure ... No delusions of resurrection ..

And if I put a few smiles on a few dials , then it was well worth it ...
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Maybe we should just set aside some monies every month to buy some useless lens and start a thread on discontinuing such lens from circulation..
Hey! That sounds like a really fun form of LBA compared to the normal discussions. ;P

Heck! People shoot walls, charts and whatever-nots to test it's qualities. Those who has a gun, perhaps it's time to literally shoot lenses? No? Test calibers and test for lenses that are claimed to last a lifetime.. ;P
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