My $7 Auto-focus tele lens

lazypupMarch 2, 2010

I have been shooting Pentax 35mm SLR's since 1968. Last September I decided to start putting some money aside to move up to a digital SLR when as luck would have it, I found a used Pentax *ist DL body on Craigslist for $250. That meant I could move up to a digital body while still using all my 35mm film lenses and accessories.

A month later I ran across an SMC Pentax F, 70-300mm auto focus zoom that had been listed 7 days and there was still no bids. The listing said the lens was for a Pentax ME-F, which was the worlds first auto-focus camera released in 1980.

According to Pentax their DSLR's are compatible with any Pentax lens ever made so I thought, what the heck, there was only 15 minutes left on the auction and it was still only $7. How could I go wrong at $7 ? Even with the $8 S&H I figured it would be a good deal if it works.

Needless to say, I won the bid and 5 days later I had the lens in hand, still in the original box, wrapped in the plastic from the factory. It appeared as if it had never been used.

I am attaching a couple photos and let you decide if it was a good deal.

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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Wow, lazypup, you can see the crumbs on the cardinal's beak!!! I'd say it was a great purchase!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing the neat pictures.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2010 at 9:29PM
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Congratulations! What a great deal. I hope someone took a photo of that big grin on your face. The pictures look great. It looks like the bluejay was flicking the seeds around just to get the right one. You can see the seeds flying.


    Bookmark   March 2, 2010 at 10:34PM
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Where is an emiticon for envy when you need one?

If you run across one for a Nikon, let me know!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 8:11AM
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