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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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11-09-2017, 07:23 AM   #31
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It actually a small dirty bomb disguised.

11-09-2017, 10:49 AM   #32
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Hurricane/Tornado damaged, then salvageable parts removed and insurance company listed FS on eBay . . .
11-09-2017, 11:32 AM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Perhaps, but Austria isn't exactly known for such kinds of weather phenomena.
Avalanche?
11-09-2017, 12:17 PM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Looking more closely, I think the entire front lens cell has been removed, so 3 elements missing.
Check out the front:
It's supposed to look like this:
That baffle you see in image one is normally behind the front cell.[COLOR="Silver"]
Not being very familiar I thought that was just a hood! Whoops...

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Not being very familiar I thought that was just a hood!
It is now
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Perhaps, but Austria isn't exactly known for such kinds of weather phenomena.
The tripod foot looks salvageable
11-09-2017, 03:13 PM   #37
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The tripod foot looks salvageable
... and, at the current price, perhaps quite a good buy
11-09-2017, 10:21 PM   #38
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
That looks like a lens used by the military or a police force. Anyone who actually paid for a fa250-600 would never have it deteriorate to that condition.
If you use it for work then the employees don't care if it gets beat up. Typical abuse of government property!

Phil.
Having worked as a photographer for the Canadian military I strongly disagree with your implication. Some of our equipment would get wrecked but very seldom and when you are working close to explosions some times it does get hit.

Soldiers nit held as accountable as civilians but also much less likely to get much expensive photo gear.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
I invite all to guess what happened.

I think it was "drop-shipped"

(from 30,000 feet)

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If I were to buy this lens I would display it. It would be displayed in a manner similar to an old half disassembled aircraft on a regional airfield; symbolic of an aircraft no longer operable, but too good to send to the scrap yard ...... locked into an eternal memorial exhibition unable to go to heaven or hell .......
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Yay, I'm highest bidder for the next 10mins or so
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I especially like how whoever took the photos just casually hung the mount ring on the side. "Isn't this where it goes?"
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I reckon the previous owner had the perfect 'once in a lifetime' shot lined up, and missed it.

In a fit of rage he blamed the lens - tore off the power zoom button, munted the aperture ring, kicked the front element in and then jumped all over the lens in his heavy boots, whilst screaming 'verdammt' several times at the top of his voice....
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It looks a bit like me... so we've both hard a hard life, the first stop on my paper round was Everest Base Camp.
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