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What happened to this lens fa* 250-600
Posted By: Wild Mark, 11-08-2017, 02:46 AM

WOW

I am totally shocked by the condition of this. How can this be.

PENTAX SMC FA 250-600mm f/5,6 - SNr: 3030972 | eBay

I invite all to guess what happened.
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11-08-2017, 10:29 AM   #16
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Would this usual minor wear affect the image quality?

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What happened? It was used by Trekkies simulating a Klingon battle ceremony.
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That'll buff right out.


QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
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This would be a hell of a project...
My thoughts exactly.
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Someone took it clubbing.

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Too bad it’s a Pentax instead of a Timex.
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Too bad it’s a Pentax instead of a Timex.
True but even if the lens was still ticking it wouldn't necessarily have good optics... LOL. Besides I'm not kinky enough to lick a lens.
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United baggage handlers?

11-08-2017, 11:37 PM   #24
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A venerable lens owned by a baseball aficionado. ;-)
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The BIF had a shotgun and shot back.
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I'm backing the baseball theory. With the camera attached.
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You know that Iraqi war photographer that put his Pentax in the sand and then hosed it off in the shower? I'm sure you've seen the YouTube video. Well, I'm betting that he was also testing if the camera is bullet proof.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
If it stays as low as it is, I'd be tempted to pick it up just as a parts donor in case anyone needs one of these repaired in the future.

At minimum to get it working, it looks like the front element is gone, the power zoom switch is missing, the hood needs to be replaced, and it is missing the drop-in filter holder. All of these might be difficult to impossible to replace.

The mount is off, but the contacts, screws etc. that are missing are all standard parts and are easily replaced. The baffle and PZ contacts might be a problem. The aperture lever is bent backwards, but that might be straightenable. The aperture ring is damaged, and I'd be concerned that it would be out of round and therefore stuck.
I thought parts might be worth it - I didn't realize front element was gone. Filter holder can be fabricated. PZ contacts if assume could be stolen from a cheap pz lens. Baffle sound like a 3d printing opportunity. Aperture ring, if it worked on "A" most wouldn't care.

Front element is the killer.
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Scenario 1: Worked like a rented mule

Scenario 2: Rode hard and put away wet.

Scenario 3: Used by a person not in anyway associated with whoever paid for it in the first place.

Scenario 4: OOOOOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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