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12-06-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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Odd ebay listing - black A* 600mm f/5.6

There is something decidedly strange about this lens on ebay... clicky link.

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See this thread for an elaborate discussion about this very lens:
Is this a prototype of the smc Pentax-A★ 600mm f/5.6 ED [IF]? - PentaxForums.com

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what's strange about the listing?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Johndav Quote
what's strange about the listing?

The A* 600mm was not marketed by Pentax in black, only white. The lens in question is a custom made version for the Japanese Police Service

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And it is both "total mint" and "shows signs of use"!
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And it is both "total mint" and "shows signs of use"!
...but "appearance is beautiful"
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Ahhh, I missed that. Many thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoptimist Quote
And it is both "total mint" and "shows signs of use"!
'Total mint' simply means it was not found under a haystack in a barn yard.

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
'Total mint' simply means it was not found under a haystack in a barn yard.
Or the lens was cleaned with toothpaste and now the focus-breathing is minty-fresh!
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QuoteOriginally posted by photoptimist Quote
Or the lens was cleaned with toothpaste and now the focus-breathing is minty-fresh!
Would at least smell better than some secondhand gear I've come across.
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