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K 28 f/2 Hollywood on eBay for $425
Posted By: Fat Albert, 11-12-2015, 12:03 PM

Warning: modified by a Canonista. Looks like it was ridden hard and put away wet.

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rare lens indeed
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Seller also lists a nice looking SMC K28/3.5 lens for $100 BIN.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fat Albert Quote
Looks like it was ridden hard and put away wet.
"This is a shooter's lens" --

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"This is a shooter's lens" --
It is a shame that it was so poorly treated. I wonder if they'll get that price considering the damage.
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For THAT lens the price is about right but $23 shipping??? Really???
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There oughta be a law...

Gruesome to see this lens hacked like this.

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Cultural vandalism ... it's like the Taliban blowing up Buddha statues!
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
There oughta be a law...
Gruesome to see this lens hacked like this.
Yes, indeed.

I obtained a "similarly" treated K 135/2.5, to have a bit of fun comparing green-button stop-down shooting using a normal K 135/2.5 with (m42-like) Av shooting using a "crippled" K 135/2.5:







I say "similarly", though, because the "rescued" K 135/2.5 had been "crippled" reasonably neatly, and the lens itself had otherwise been treated very well, and both K 135/2.5's are therefore in great ("minty") condition (except, of course, for the cruel emasculation suffered by one of 'em).

But "ya can't save every puppy in the pound"...

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Cultural vandalism ... it's like the Taliban blowing up Buddha statues!
Good example of national ignorance.
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I e-mailed the seller to ask if this lens would still work on a Pentax body. It's been four days, I think, and I've heard nothing. That's disappointing.
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There oughta be a law . . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by K David Quote
I e-mailed the seller to ask if this lens would still work on a Pentax body. It's been four days, I think, and I've heard nothing. That's disappointing.
Too bad. Of course, it's possible that he/she cannot test the lens on a Pentax body, but that's no excuse for not replying.

Looking carefully at the eBay photos, it appears as if there still is a "stub" of an aperture lever protruding (i.e., it was not ground down flush with the mount, as was done on my K 135/2.5's "surgery"), but I don't know if it would be long enough to function on a K body. And, at almost $500 (including shipping), it'd be an expensive gamble -- the seller does not offer returns, and you'd not be covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee since K-mount functionality was not claimed in the listing. :-(

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QuoteOriginally posted by fwcetus Quote
but I don't know if it would be long enough to function on a K body
I reached out to Eric Hendrickson about the lens. If he had said it was repairable, I would have bought it. However, that lever is unique to that lens alone, so I believe that means the only way to get one is to harvest it from another lens. Eric confirmed he does not have a spare part that could be used to repair the lens. So, I am of the mind that it is done working properly on a Pentax body unless someone has a junk copy of that with a pristine aperture lever lying around. The nub is way too short to each the aperture linkage inside a Pentax body, I believe, from looking at my lenses and mounts.
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