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09-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #16
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When it comes to pricing, KEH is known for fishing expeditions.

Even then, the $116 they're asking is still a far cry from the $155 that rp_dxn's contact wants.

Don't reward this pathetic price gouging.

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Blame the mirrorless cameras and Canon videographers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Blame the mirrorless cameras and Canon videographers.
I guess I should feel fortunate that I have pretty much rounded out my collection K-mount and M42 glass.


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I think im beginning to get addicted with lens collection. Really had an urge to buy this one. :-)
Fortunately, the price weigh more than the urge

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Good boy.
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Somewhat disingenuous to call this "brand new". "New old stock" maybe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
Somewhat disingenuous to call this "brand new". "New old stock" maybe.
Which means next to nothing for value because a lot of lens issues will appear with age if it is used or not (fungus, sticky aperture blades and stuck focus rings).
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My stance on this has softened a little.

rp_dxn, if you really want it, I suggest you offer $50 for it, on the condition that you may examine it closely first.

Open it up to f/2.8 and look through it for blemishes, notably fungus but also oil spots. (I'm assuming that it is indeed unused and you won't find scratches or wipe marks.)

Jiggle the aperture lever and make sure it moves smoothly and with little resistance. Also ensure it snaps right back into its home position freely. Keep your eye on the blades inside while you do this.

Test the focus and aperture rings. The aperture ring should snap between settings cleanly. The focus ring should lightly resist movement, and this resistance should be consistent throughout its whole focus range (no tight spots).

If you're happy, offer $50. I agree that a good lens is a good lens, provided it hasn't developed any problems with age, and perhaps the "unused" aspect may indeed be worth a little.

Question: Does the seller know that you were hyped over this lens?

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Yes he noticed that i needed the lens badly, but i refused the offer...i really think its overpriced comparing to other prices on ebay... Thank you guys...
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