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09-11-2009, 12:47 PM   #121
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Mechanics: Perfect! Aperture blades are clean, oil free, and snappy. There are no problems with this lens.

That part is totally dishonest in that no adapter in the world is going to do any good without the mount tube.

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I said earlier I had looked at this lens and questioned the seller about the mount tube.

His reply mentioned nothing about the tube - just that the pictures represented the lens that was for sale. I was of course uncomfortable with his tone - and when I saw Phil had been "deceived" I was horrified.

I have marked this guy's Seller ID in my "book."

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I reported in detail this to Ebay as well. I figure it will add fuel to their reason to pull the lens sale. At some point he won't refund the sale when the next buyer gets it and then some poor sap is going to be stuck with a paperweight. Since I have over 550 Fb's on Ebay at 100%, maybe they will listen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
I reported in detail this to Ebay as well. I figure it will add fuel to their reason to pull the lens sale. At some point he won't refund the sale when the next buyer gets it and then some poor sap is going to be stuck with a paperweight. Since I have over 550 Fb's on Ebay at 100%, maybe they will listen.
Thanks Peter, hopefully eBay will do something. I can’t imagine someone winning the bid on this lens, waiting for delivery, then finding out they can’t mount it to any camera body. Then having to try and get a refund, shipping the lens back and so on. Not something you want to deal with.

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Apparently several of the internal light baffles had come loose (my suspected "o-rings"), and that half-inch-plus bolt was what I saw rolling around on the middle elements. Price ended up being a fair bit more than $60 since he had to wholly disassemble the lens, but still quite reasonable.
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Interesting:

QuoteOriginally posted by Eric Hendrickson:
Hi Ben,
I got the front section fixed and the lens back together. Originally the lens wouldn't focus to infinity. I took out the shim that adjusts the focus but still didn't focus correctly. I am suspecting it might be the mount. It looks like there was a modification to it and it could be the problem at this time. If a T mount (screw mount) adapter is installed it might work. Not having one here to compare makes it difficult to determine the problem.
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I'm going to put the shim back in and see what kind of change happens. I believe it should be in for the any other adapter. I was watching TV and thinking what else could be the problem. I screws holding the adapter could be getting in the way not letting it slide in far enough. Anyway, it's going to be ready to go. By the way, the focus is right on from about 500 yards and closer.


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Good luck, hope he figures something out!
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"By the way, the focus is right on from about 500 yards and closer."

I don't know what uses you had in mind but I rarely shoot farther that 200 yards with mine so--unless I'm missing something--even if he can't get it to focus to infinity, I think you made out pretty well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
"By the way, the focus is right on from about 500 yards and closer."

I don't know what uses you had in mind but I rarely shoot farther that 200 yards with mine so--unless I'm missing something--even if he can't get it to focus to infinity, I think you made out pretty well.
I agree - unless you had a distant target like the moon in mind, the lens ought to still work for birds and wildlife, etc.
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Yeah, I'm not too worried about it except for the resale value. The interesting thing will be when I put a Pentax K or M42 mount on it.
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Yeah, I'm not too worried about it except for the resale value. The interesting thing will be when I put a Pentax K or M42 mount on it.
Be sure to check infinity on the Nikon body.
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Well, that's what Eric was testing it on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Be sure to check infinity on the Nikon body.
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Well, that's what Eric was testing it on.
With a 1000mm lens focussing to 500m the lens will need to be moved about 2mm closer to the camera (i.e. 2mm removed from the mount) to acheive infinity focus. If you intend to have the F mount removed and have it converted to M42 or K mount the it proably isn't going to much more difficule to have 2mm removed from the new mount given that it will need to be mostly custom made anyway since the conversion to F mount was somewhat destructive.
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