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Posted By: ChopperCharles, 06-23-2013, 06:54 PM

Tokina AF 370 II 35 70mm F3 5 4 6 Minolta Nikon Pentax | eBay

This is badly listed, it lookes exactly like mine, and I do believe it's the Pentax mount. I can't be sure, but I think it is.

Regardless, this is comparable to the FA 35-70. Very sharp, very nice lens. Doesn't focus quite as close as the Pentax, and it hunts a little in low light, but it's still a damn fine lens.

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06-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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How can you tell it's in Pentax mount? Anyway, I'd not buy anything from an ebayer with less than 99.5% positive feedback. This person has little and not so good feedback. But maybe I'm too prudent.
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99.5%? Unless you are dealing with someone with 10s of thousands of feedback, that is a ridiculously unreasonably high threshold

All it takes is one bad feedback to put the vast majority ebayers under that. I had 100% for five years and over 2000 sales for tens of thousands of dollars and ~750 feedbacks, but I got one bad feedback literally because the buyer couldn't understand English (he was Romanian and bid on a US-only sale), leaving me with 99.6%, which I guess would make me a borderline seller in your book. Ebay refused to take the bad feedback away, saying "feedback is strictly opinion.We only take it away if you can show they are lying" (which I did do, but apparently not to their satisfaction).

That having been said, if you look at the specifics on this seller, apparently he has on several occasions done a bad job packing items and hasn't responded to any of his negative feedbacks, so it's worth being aware. Also, it appears the filter ring is damaged on this particular lens, which is not mentioned..


QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
How can you tell it's in Pentax mount? Anyway, I'd not buy anything from an ebayer with less than 99.5% positive feedback. This person has little and not so good feedback. But maybe I'm too prudent.
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The damage is mentioned in the comments. 98.5% positive feedback is perfectly fine. To put it into perspective, 98% positive is 49 positive feedback ratings out of 50 sales.

I'd buy this lens if I had any use for it.

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The lens is Minolta/Sony A mount...
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
That having been said, if you look at the specifics on this seller, apparently he has on several occasions done a bad job packing items and hasn't responded to any of his negative feedbacks, so it's worth being aware. Also, it appears the filter ring is damaged on this particular lens, which is not mentioned..
The tone of the seller's responses is appalling.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aoeu Quote
The tone of the seller's responses is appalling.
On closer inspection, it appears that some of the responses have actually been removed by ebay, which means they were likely even worse than the couple that remain!
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Based on his replies... definitely a seller I would avoid...
Oh yea and I doubt that's a k-mount...

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At least they removed Nikon and Pentax from the listing...
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