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Pentax-A 1.2 starting bid $9.99 - what happened to this?...
Posted By: clickclick, 08-29-2018, 07:10 PM

Looks like it could have been dug up at the beach almost. At least the listing is honest:

SMC Pentax-A 50mm 1:1.2 Super Fast Lens For Pentax LX, ME Super Etc Cameras | eBay

Always wonder what the story is behind something like this.
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08-30-2018, 03:02 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by jbondo Quote
Looks like it had lengthy submersion.

At least it doesn't say "EXCELLENT+++ MINT" like so many listings for iffy stuff does nowadays.
Yeah, I actually wondered if they had cleaned it of barnacles!

08-30-2018, 03:39 PM   #32
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Seller is in India, which probably explains the fungus.
08-30-2018, 04:40 PM   #33
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Really does look like someone threw it into their rock tumbler kit.
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2 people have put bids on it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by serothis Quote
2 people have put bids on it!
Oops... you caught me! That lens is ok for the "death lens club"

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Well, whoever buys it gives all the details of how bad it is lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quartermaster James Quote
High school equipment?
From a high school hockey team. It was used as a puck.
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2 people have put bids on it!
2 people need doorsteps or paperweights.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kayakfari Quote
Saw this one listed previously last couple weeks with bids up past $60 .. didn't follow to the end, so wonder what happened.
Poor thing!!
Probably didn't reach his minimum price!
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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
paperweights.
I had been thinking the same thing.
08-30-2018, 06:56 PM   #41
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So, it's got what looks like a chipped inner element and corrosion in keeping with water exposure. Wonder what it fell out of, bounced off of, and landed in and how long it sat before being fished out?
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It's just a flesh wound.
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QuoteOriginally posted by twilhelm Quote
Probably didn't reach his minimum price!
It had no reserve, same as now. maybe buyer backed out~
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I like how they diligently included so many sample photos. The focusing and aperture rings are shown from 3 different angles. Would anyone look at 1 angle, showing half the body, and wonder what the other side looked like?

The aperture is listed as working. If someone needs parts for another lens maybe the blades can be salvaged. Soak the donor aperture in fungicide first.
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It's so gross, for $10, almost want to buy it just to see it first hand.
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