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03-28-2012, 07:10 AM   #31
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geez...i don't own a K-5 but my hart stopped for a second looking at the pictures....good thing it did not happened!

03-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #32
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This is why I asked for pics Yup, looks like part of the teleconverter broke loos and it still stuck to the camera. Looks like the screws/bolts holding it in place may have cracked.

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Um... Perhaps I should change the title of this thread now. Don't want to unnecessarily upset any K-5 owners!

Just wanted to round off by sharing my experience with the guy who sold me the converter. I mailed him and first he said he'd take it back and refund me. Half a day later he changed his mind and fed me an incredible amount of bullshit in barely understandable language!

I've also bought a lens from him, a K 28mm/3.5 that had a sticky aperture. He'd described it as in great working condition. When I complained about the sticky blades he said I had to push the white button on the lens to unstick the blades! I couldn't believe my eyes. He was referring to the small white dome that serves as a guide for mounting the lens... I politely expressed my disbelief, but he insisted. After his fourth mail of this kind I just dropped the whole thing and left him feedback that will hopefully warn a few buyers off.

I got the stuff from him through the Swedish ebay, Tradera. So just a warning to any Swedes here, or any others buying on tradera.com. I do recommend that you avoid seller id "jorstorp". This guy seems out of his mind...
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(•_•) Well it looks like you

( •_•)>⌐■-■

(⌐■_■) have been screw(mount)ed.

YEAAAAAAAAAAAH

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I was going to say... then I saw... I guess you must be relieved it wasn't the mount.
I've seen some pretty old camera's and I don't think I've ever heard of any loosing their mount before. I'm just glad to hear the K-5 wasn't the first camera to ever do that
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Do you have any recourse through PayPal?
03-30-2012, 12:37 AM   #37
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Do you have any recourse through PayPal?
No, I payed to his bank account. That's the way most deals are payed on tradera.com. But it wasn't much money. And the lens can probably be fixed, I guess the blades are just oily.

I'll just file this under losses and move on.
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