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02-05-2022, 06:45 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone. Some people asked about the cost differentials I was looking at, with and without a hood. I saw several good copies of this lens offered on ebay for about $280-320 with the original hood, and a couple either without any hood or with a not-original hood for $189 and $212. I liked the $189 version, "refurbished" from KEH outlet, as they offer a 6 month warranty. Several of the complete versions were from vendors in Japan, and I've had good experience buying from vendors there, but if there is something wrong the return shipping can be quite expensive. However, I eventually decided I liked a copy with the original hood from Midwest Photo (also through ebay), 30 day returns but within USA so return shipping would be reasonable. They wanted $295, but after my usual ebay sold listing statistical analysis (14 comparable units sold with original hoods, average $243, standard deviation $63) I decided my bid range should be $180 to $212 (all including shipping costs). I offered them $200, and they took it. So it cost me $215 delivered, including sales tax. I'll test it out and hope to keep it. Now I need to sell my manual focus Pentax-A version of the same lens. Thanks for all of your helpful comments.


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