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05-06-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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DA* 50-135 Used for $610 Good Price?

I have the option to purchase the Pentax DA* 50-135 used in excellent condition for $610. Single owner purchased new in 2008 or 2009. Is this worth considering?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
I have the option to purchase the Pentax DA* 50-135 used in excellent condition for $610. Single owner purchased new in 2008 or 2009. Is this worth considering?
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Yes, that's an excellent price. I sold mine in December for $800 (mint condition).

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Yes, that's an excellent price. I sold mine in December for $800 (mint condition).
Good to know. He said he has not had any SDM issues with the lens. If I have issues later what is the cost to fix the SDM?
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Good to know. He said he has not had any SDM issues with the lens. If I have issues later what is the cost to fix the SDM?
I'm not sure, but it's not a cheap fix.


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I'm not sure, but it's not a cheap fix.
Then I guess I'll just have to go for it.
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If I have issues later what is the cost to fix the SDM?
If the screw-drive hack works for that lens with your camera,
the cost will be minimal.
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If the screw-drive hack works for that lens with your camera,
the cost will be minimal.
I've got the K5.
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Go for it! I would jump at it if I had the coin.

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I'm not sure, but it's not a cheap fix.
I just had my 50-135 motor replaced in australia by CRkennedy for a total of $209.00 AUD (Shipped). Considering the use this lens gets and two years of solid use, I happily laid down the cash. I have warranty also with BHphotovideo aka Sagemax, waiting to see if they send a check through for repairs.
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I just had my 50-135 motor replaced in australia by CRkennedy for a total of $209.00 AUD (Shipped). Considering the use this lens gets and two years of solid use, I happily laid down the cash. I have warranty also with BHphotovideo aka Sagemax, waiting to see if they send a check through for repairs.
That's not bad. I could live with that.
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