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08-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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A broken MX w/ a mysterious lens ...

I don't really need another MX camera, especially a broken one, but I was kinda interested in the mysterious lens attached:







The seller didn't say what lens it was, just described the camera had a missing rewind knob, so it's sold for parts or repair. I didn't really check or ask what lens it was, just snapped it at buy-it-now price. I guess for total of $40 including shipping cost, I got nothing to loose, even for a broken MX alone.

So what lens do you think it is? I'm guessing it's the K50/1.2 ...

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K 50/1.2

5 notches on the focusing ring, lens aperture can be 4, 2.8, 2, and 1? ... congrats frank
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Lucky.....
Even if it's not a K501.2, $40 for an MX is a deal, broken or not. At least based on the pictures.

But, I think you're right. That looks like a 1.2, only because I don't see an "M" after Pentax and it's too small to be a 1.7. At worst it's a 1.4, so for $40 still a good deal
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Looks like you scored :-)

'Course, it'd be funny if that lens was used only for the product shot as a bate & switch, and the actual item came with another, much cheaper lens (50/2? :-).


Well, funny for ME, that is, you lucky friggin' bastard!!!!!

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Some poor guy's soon-to-be-ex wife . . .

was cleaning out closets and found that broken camera . . .
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The face of the lens looks to fairly clearly say "SMC Pentax 1:1.2..."

Congratulations!

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Frank, you are really lucky . . .
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Now go down to the corner convenience store and buy a few lottery tickets. Hurry before it wears off.

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I'm jealous... I just got myself a somewhat dinged up 50/1.2 and it cost way more than yours...
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Give you fifty bucks AU for the whole deal, right now...
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Thanks guys The package is on the way, I've already got spare part to fix the rewind knob. Will report back when they reach here (probably in 2 weeks).
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I was stoked when my ebay MX turned up with an unmentioned mint 50/f1.7, let alone an f1.2!!! congrats
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frank..
give us an update..

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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
frank..
give us an update..

Sure I will ... in 2 weeks time

Thanks again guys. If the cam and lens turn out to be in working condition, I'm gonna keep them for souvenir Haven't got any good deal on ebay for a while, nowdays so many hunters keep looking for good bargains all the time
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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Sure I will ... in 2 weeks time

Thanks again guys. If the cam and lens turn out to be in working condition, I'm gonna keep them for souvenir Haven't got any good deal on ebay for a while, nowdays so many hunters keep looking for good bargains all the time
Good stuff isn't being sold the way it was a few years ago, either. Backward compatibility has its drawbacks if you want to buy old lenses.
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