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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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08-29-2018, 08:41 PM   #2
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Sweet baby Jesus, that lens needs aloooooot of love from whoever buys it.
08-29-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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It looks like it survived a house fire only to be ran over by a car, and then spent years in a fungus farm.
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If only this had happened to a 50/2...

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I can't unsee that... The horror, the horror.
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It's a "user" lens.

But that is a depressing sight.
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For $10 it’s probably fun to play with.
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Ditto. To all.
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So sad. The fall from grace.
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I was tempted to bid on it just to see what it could do still...
I'm always amazed at how bad a lens can look, but still take decent photos.
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Meanwhile, I freak out if a fleck of dust lands on the shell of my lens and immediately run and grab the dust blower
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QuoteOriginally posted by UserAccessDenied Quote
I was tempted to bid on it just to see what it could do still...
I'm always amazed at how bad a lens can look, but still take decent photos.
Amazing, isn't it!
08-30-2018, 05:27 AM   #14
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QuoteOriginally posted by GinaC Quote
Amazing, isn't it!
there was a video on youtube a few years ago where a guy smashed up a lens and took photos with it to show the extent of damage you can "get away with"...

I can't seem to find it now...
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Fungus can happen during storage. The dents and abrasion on the exterior are a mystery. It's not just from a few drops onto concrete. It looks like hundreds of small impacts.

Was the lens rolling around in someone's car trunk for years???
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