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08-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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M42 Tele Prime 400... what's the story on this one?

(Mods, i accidentally posted this message in the general DSLR forums..but, couldn't figure out how to delete or move it. I certainly don't mean to spam. I just wanted the right audience to see this thread.)

There's a local camera store here in town that has been around forever and the owner has some leftover accessories from an estate sale. One of the items he's selling is a 400mm/6.3 telephoto prime lens for $30. It's an m42 screw lens ...but i can't really find any information on it. Can you guys help me out based on the image below and tell me if it's worth $30? (My gut feeling says to just buy it and try it out since its only $30.)
(Sorry about the crappy pic...i was using my iPhone and i guess had it too close.)

08-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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I have a cheap 400mm f/6.3 and have seen a few others. None of them are great lenses but they can be good fun and you dont have to protect it with your life like you would with a pentax 400mm. Provided it is all in tact and there are no major faults on the optics or the mechanics then you can't go far wrong for $30.

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