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03-18-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Pentax-A 50 mm f/1.2

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Pentax-A 50 mm f/1.2

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For sale is a Pentax-A 50 mm f/1.2 lens that I purchased last year from an eBay seller in India. I purchased the lens for $600 but was dismayed to find out that the lens was missing a connector (see photo of lens bottom) and thus would not work as an A lens unless I got it fixed. He claimed it should work fine and I decided to drop the matter and keep it the way it was.

Instead of doing this I wanted to offer it up here for someone who either wants to fix it themselves if they have the know how to do so or wants to incur the extra expense of fixing the lens. This extra expense is reflected in the reduced price I am asking for it, which is less than the Pentax-K version generally is listed for. It works fine with the green button metering on my K-3 or K-5 bodies but I haven't been using it much and would like it to go to a good home where it can be put into proper use.

Also attached is a shot I took with the lens last summer. I have not used it much since, but if you would like more test shots before purchasing just tell me what you would like me to shoot.

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If you check it out and would like to return it for a refund within the first week I'd be fine with that.

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03-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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What a pity, but not a great task for someone with the right tools and skills. The connectors are usually metal (stainless steel or gold-plated) ball-ended contacts with light springs behind them. I reckon someone had this apart to clean it and lost the spring. The parts should be common to the newer lenses, and thus available new or from a cheap donor lens.

Good luck to the buyer. No kudos to your seller from India.
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03-18-2014, 09:10 PM   #5
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Och! I'd jump for this if it's not sold for sure!

Queue me up for 2nd in line!
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Gonna be a happy DIY fella around these parts very soon methinks.
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Yea... I would take it if Innivus doesn't want it..

But are those scratches that I see on the optics?
 

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