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02-26-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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35mm-105 pentax f3.5 A $100?

Is the pentax zoom lens 35-105mm f3.5 A in good condition worth $100. Are there any things I should lookout for when checking it. Any comments or sample images would be very helpful.


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02-26-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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Be sure to check whether the lens remains focused when zooming in or out, it should do that. Mine didn't, probably because of tampering by the previous owner. I bought it for 40 euros used, I might have used it more if it where a good copy, as image quality is very good. I found it to be too heavy though, and since I have the limited primes i would never use such a heavy zoom lens again.
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That is a very good price, but I agree with Lodewijk that it is a fairly heavy lens to tote around.

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