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04-06-2009, 02:34 AM   #1
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Buying, or not buying?

Good morning,

A shop here has a Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28 F3.5 to sell.
It is in perfect condition, absolutely no trace of use, it's almost like it has never been used.
There is the original hood, and the little case. Of course, front and rear caps are included.

My question is not about the quality of the lens (I just read the user review), but more about the price.
Is 100€ too much for it? Considering today's exchange rate, it's about 135$.
Comparing it to auctions on the net, the price seems fair, but well, you know, Buy it now auctions are... well...

Thanks for your advice !

04-06-2009, 02:45 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by viggen Quote
Buying, or not buying?
That's the question, what's the answer?

Ok, IŽll stop Shakespearing around.

I think that if you find the price is a medium level and the shape exelent you can forgive if you find it cheaper anywhere else. At least there in the store you will be sure about the shape, witch is not the same if you buy a lens from internet with just a discription and a image (stamp clone in ps can do a lot)

So, I got to say : Yes
04-06-2009, 07:23 AM   #3
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Well, thank you for your answer.
It takes me a step closer to owning my very first Takumar

I now have a little test to do to make sure I will be able to use this lens as I intend to...

The price, in fact, is about the same as other 28's Takumar I have seen on the net, when adding the shipping cost. As you said, with offers on the net, I can't tell for sure the shape of the lens...

I wish you a nice day !

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