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KEH special Sigma 170-500mm
Posted By: photolady95, 05-05-2015, 10:08 AM

https://www.keh.com/241361/sigma-170-500mm-f-5-6-3-apo-autofocus-lens-for-pentax-k-mount-86

Wish I had the money, $182 I think it's a good deal.
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05-05-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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With a KEH rating of "ugly". Nah.
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I didn't say it was perfect condition. But I know KEH ratings are sometimes not what it actually is. Plus they have a very good return policy, if it doesn't work, you can return it, no questions asked.
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From my experience with Keh, ugly often entails optical issues (more than once I've gotten fungus in my ugly samples)

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If I had the cash, I would have taken a chance anyway.
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KEH UGLY rating has the following comment "Glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality"
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I know what it says. I have buying and selling to KEH for 15 years. I just said I'd take a chance even if it says ugly and I had the money. I'm like that, I like a challenge fixing lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxJax Quote
KEH UGLY rating has the following comment "Glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality"
Only because they can't write "Will look like it was through a war...or two."

I'm still waiting for the Ugly-- rating, which will be something like "Spent multiple winters on the Russian frontline."

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QuoteOriginally posted by MadMathMind Quote
I'm still waiting for the Ugly-- rating, which will be something like "Spent multiple winters on the Russian frontline."
QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
I know what it says. I have buying and selling to KEH for 15 years.
I just thought I would quote the text for those that don't know. I don't really care if you want to take the risk or not

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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxJax Quote
I just thought I would quote the text for those that don't know.
I believe most who buy from KEH already know their rating system and what it means. Doesn't matter if you care if I take the risk or not.
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I was quoting from Stavri's opinion....."from my experience" sometimes it helps to knows the facts.
YMMV
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Okay. nuf said.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxJax Quote
I just thought I would quote the text for those that don't know. I don't really "edited" if you want to take the risk or not
The lady was simply alerting her fellow members about this lens. I don't think a reply like this, goes well with the friendliness most have experienced here.

With the return policy; at that price, it would be a risk worth taking. I'm like the OP, I don't have the funds or I'd be tempted also.

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Too bad it doesn't have a hood.
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Their eBay listing for what I believe is the same lens does indicate it has some fungus "There is some fungus in the rear glass around the bottom edge. However it shouldn't have too much of an affect on your images".
Sigma 170 500mm F 5 6 3 APO Autofocus Lens for Pentax K Mount w Caps | eBay
I'm surprised they don't provide the same level of detail in their own website listing.
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