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09-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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*ist Film SLR

I'm looking for a *ist 35mm camera in good cosmetic shape and perfect working condition. I'm also looking for the BG-20 grip to go with it.

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There is one on ebay right now PENTAX *ist ADVANCED AF 35mm SLR CAMERA + BG-20 BATTERY GRIP. *MINT-* 027075310902 | eBay
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Thanks. I saw that one, but the shutter release button was broken. That's an important part that needs to work for me .
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didn't see that. How much are you looking to spend on the camera?

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I guess it depends on the condition, but doing a quick search here it looks like I'd be happy to pay around the same price as others have sold and acquired their *ist for:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/189798-wanted-acquired-ist-film-camera.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/174702-sale-sold-rare-film-ist...-50-1-7-a.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/134595-sale-sold-pentax-ist-35...5mm-conus.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/sold-items/134146-sale-sold-gripped-ist-3...rs-us-can.html
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I underpriced mine in one of the threads you ID'd there, "Rare film *ist with grip and FA 28-70/4; MX with M 50/1.7", based on the number and speed of the PMs I received. Just for your reference. I was in the mood to move those things out. And I did!

The shutter button is a common problem, I had to get mine fixed. Before I did I used a cable release (same as the K100d, worked fine) or then the shutter release switch on the grip. Just in case the next one you find needs any work!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
The shutter button is a common problem, I had to get mine fixed.
Thanks Nick, yes I noticed the good deal you posted and I'm sorry I missed it. I figured I better include others too for a good average price.

How did you get your shutter button fixed? I was wondering if that really was a common issue or if someone on eBay was just saying that.
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I took it to a local repair place, BDC Camera repair. They were able to get parts from Pentax, surprisingly enough, although it took a few weeks and ran me over $100. I think they take mail-ins, too, if you find one cheap enough to make the repair worth it. Good luck! Nick

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Hi --
I have one with the grip and the 28-80 lens.
I haven't used it in the past couple of years or so, but when I did, it worked flawlessly.
I put some batteries in it when I saw your post, and it performed great.
There are a couple of minor cosmetic issues, as you'll see in the pictures, but they certainly don't affect performance.
And it's quite clean inside.
I am asking $120 for the camera, lens and grip.
Let me know if you want more pics or have any questions.
Joe











 

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