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03-05-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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SMC Super Tak 17/4 with fungus ...

Question : Does anyone think of this one is salvageable ?! Not a lot of bidding action (none yet) ... J (French evilBay)

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I think you just tripled its final sale price with this post.
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Fungus is easy to clean but my biggest concern would be that the fungus has damaged the SMC. If the fungus has been there for a prolonged period I would avoid it.
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I think the risk of coating damage is pretty high in that one. For the right price I'd give it a shot, not that much though.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
I think you just tripled its final sale price with this post.
Possibly ... on verra, as the French say ... J

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QuoteOriginally posted by j2photos Quote
Fungus is easy to clean but my biggest concern would be that the fungus has damaged the SMC. If the fungus has been there for a prolonged period I would avoid it.
My thoughts, too ... it looks pretty rough to me ... worthy a gamble, not sure. J

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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
I think the risk of coating damage is pretty high in that one. For the right price I'd give it a shot, not that much though.
Start is @ 40 ... if I needed it to repair another lens, maybe a "yes" ... it will be interesting to see what it goes for ... J
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I would let the auction end, then contact the seller and negotiate him to a lower price then have him list it on a buy it now listing and pick it up. I have done that successfully with some of my lenses. It's easy to clean but like others have stated the downfall is if the Multicoating is damaged but at the right price it would be worth it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oldbayrunner Quote
I would let the auction end, then contact the seller and negotiate him to a lower price then have him list it on a buy it now listing and pick it up. I have done that successfully with some of my lenses. It's easy to clean but like others have stated the downfall is if the Multicoating is damaged but at the right price it would be worth it.
By the time the auction ends, the lens will already have a winner.
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It just sold ... for 103.50 .

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Eh? Isn't that almost the normal going price?
Wow.. If that is true, then i really wonder who the brave soul is..
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