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Pentax DA* 50-135mm f2.8 on KEH
Posted By: Louicio, 02-18-2014, 07:29 PM

For sale on KEH, one Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm f2.8 in Like New (LN-) condition with no hood or caps for $546!

http://www.keh.com/camera/Pentax-Digital-Zoom-Lenses/1/sku-DP079991026970?r=FE
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02-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by JASMAZ77 Quote
Can you guy and girls stop abbreviating!! i dont understand SDM YMMV! you have to apprecaite that there are new people in this forum who don't understand abbreviations! so please just take a second longer to type the full name of the item you are talking about.
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Oh sorry that was me. Looks like the others were defined, last one is Supersonic Drive Motor (SDM), the Auto Focus (AF) method used in some Pentax high end lenses.
Supersonic Drive Motor (SDM) has a history of sometimes eventually ending up not working. When something does not work when it is received it is sometimes called being Dead On Arrival (DOA)

By The Way (BTW) did the purchaser ever report on how the lens works if they received it already?

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Maybe off topic, but .... it would be nice if Google Translate would take care of common Internet abbreviations, like BTW and YMMV. I mean, they do own the Internet, after all.

I thought they might want to stay away from some bad slang terms, but I just typed in some really bad four-letter words, and it didn't seem to have a problem translating them into a variety of languages, and back again. So it's not for fear of "bad words".
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So the lens arrived well packaged from KEH and everything works! It didn't come with any caps or a hood but I knew that going in. Glass is pristine. I have a cap that will fit it and I'll probably end up buying the real hood from B&H (though I also recently picked up an 18-135 without a hood so not sure which hood is more important but can't get both right now).

No SDM issues yet and focus looks to be good. I've never done extensive lens testing so not sure what else I should do before my 14 days is up. Any advice?
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Sounds like you got a good one.

I would probably do some careful testing of sharpness across the frame to make sure there are no decentering problems.
Shake it to make sure nothing is loose inside.
Make sure manual focus and zoom feels smooth from end to end.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chucuyuco Quote
So the lens arrived well packaged from KEH and everything works! It didn't come with any caps or a hood but I knew that going in. Glass is pristine. I have a cap that will fit it and I'll probably end up buying the real hood from B&H (though I also recently picked up an 18-135 without a hood so not sure which hood is more important but can't get both right now).

No SDM issues yet and focus looks to be good. I've never done extensive lens testing so not sure what else I should do before my 14 days is up. Any advice?
Found another on there. Pulled the trigger. 686 after UPS ground upgrade and tax. STOKED! Hope it arrives in tip top like yours. But it came with hood caps and case. STOKED!!!!!!! Thanks UNCLE SAM!!!

---------- Post added 03-13-14 at 03:35 PM ----------

For some reason my other post didn't post. Just went back to KEH and they had another one. Bought it immediately. SO pumped!
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