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12-11-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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Refurbished 43mm Ltd

I have a chance to buy a refurbished 43mm Ltd silver version, for a very tempting price (for lens price in Korea, that is). But I'm a bit worried with the refurbished label. Does anyone has experience with buying refurbished lenses?

12-11-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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If it was refurbished by Pentax, it means that after working on the lens it passes all their quality control tests. If the price is good, I would go for it, it's a better lens than a "used" one, for sure.
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In all likelihood it's a minor dent or ding on the body of the lens which caused for it to be returned. As said, refurbished means the factory itself tested it and it should work as a new one.
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There is very minimal electronics whatsoever in a lens I wouldn't hestitate to buy a refurbished lens just to save money. For a camera that may be a little different without the full proper warranty due to the high level of electronics inside.

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