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Old Sep 16, 2007, 7:25 PM   #1
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I bought a Pentax k-mount formula 5 85-210 lens

today at a flea market. It appears to be in like new

condition. Does anybody know if these are any good?

I don't recognize the brand and haven't tried it on my

k100d yet. Any info appreciated for sure...... Jim
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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Hi Jim,

I've never heard of it, but you never know -- I'd be interested in hearing what you think of the lens and see some samples.

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Old Sep 17, 2007, 7:46 AM   #3
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Ok, Scott. I never heard of it either. It seems to be quality made

and it was on a Penbtax ME. The guy wasn't much of a phptpgrapher so

couldn't tell me much but the price was right and it seems spotless.

I haven't had a chance to try it and was hoping somebody on the forum

might have seen or used one. Tnx, Jim......
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Old Sep 17, 2007, 9:00 AM   #4
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Tuscola Jim wrote:
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Ok, Scott. I never heard of it either. It seems to be quality made

and it was on a Penbtax ME. The guy wasn't much of a phptpgrapher so

couldn't tell me much but the price was right and it seems spotless.

I haven't had a chance to try it and was hoping somebody on the forum

might have seen or used one. Tnx, Jim......
Look here. I googled formula 5 camera lens and this is only one of many results.

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00Jyer

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Old Sep 17, 2007, 9:18 AM   #5
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Ok, Dawg, tnx for the help. Think I will give it a try. It came

with a nice case and bot caps and was so clean I couldn't

pass it up. Hopefully it is better than a coke bottle bottom.

I only gave $15 for it so can't miss too badly. Jim


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Ok, Dawg, tnx for the help. Think I will give it a try. It came

with a nice case and bot caps and was so clean I couldn't

pass it up. Hopefully it is better than a coke bottle bottom.

I only gave $15 for it so can't miss too badly. Jim

It will give you what it is capable of and at 15 dollars cost it will deliver more than it's value I'm sure. Just use it within it's limitations and you will be satisfied.

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