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04-30-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F/2.8 Lens for limited use, parts or ? repair. *READ*

SMC Pentax-DA* 16-50mm f/2.8 lens - $150 plus $15 for shipping in US but read below

Here's a sad tale. This DA* lens is in pretty bad shape. For one, the SDM motor is dead. I sent it to KEH, but they were unable to repair it because the lens had been opened previously and they wouldn't even attempt to work on it. It sounds like the previous owner had the SDM repaired and then it failed again? It is a confusing story. In any case it is not working now.

I do not have a body on which I can convert it to screw drive. But I do have a *ist DS which can use the lens with screw drive. And on that body this lens' performance is not great. It frequently misfocuses slightly (can't adjust fine focus on a *ist) and shows some evidence of decentering. Wide open it is tricky to get a good shot. Stopped down a few clicks those issues recede and I have made some nice pictures with the lens, but I have other lenses I prefer to use. So I am offering this one for sale cheap, with the caveats that it is sold "as is" with no returns unless you find it grossly other than as described. Maybe a lens tinkerer can return it to full glory.

$15 to ship in the US, I am happy to ship to other countries but it will cost more, please ask about rates to your country. I accept PayPal, and will not mark items as a "gift" for customs purposes. Feel free to ask questions if you would like. Thanks for looking! Nick

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