i sure hope i have better luck with the lens than you've had. it didn't
cost much so, fingers crossed, i think it's a bargain on the whole...

On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 15:20:38 -0400
"P. J. Alling" <webstertwenty...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've owned three of them, the biggest problem is they are getting
> old, first sold with the SF series bodies, (1984ish), first
> "successful" Pentax auto focus system.
> There are a number of points of failure that become more likely as
> the lens ages.   \
> The problem is that the replacement parts are all from donor lenses 
> which have the same wear.
> Don't get me wrong I love the lens, but of the three I own, one is in 
> pieces for parts to repair the second which is now jammed, which I 
> didn't try to get repaired because I was able to buy the third, for
> less than the cost of the repair and shipping.
> On 10/2/2018 10:42 AM, Subash Jeyan wrote:
> > i've just got myself an F 70-210 f4-5.6, though it'd actually be two
> > weeks before i get my hands on it. the reviews of the lens on the PF
> > were pretty good and i was curious about the images taken with the
> > lens. so i went to PPG to have a look. most of the images for that
> > lens in PPG seems to have been taken by Ken Waller. indeed, the
> > first 15 images or so were his. superb stuff. recognised a few
> > other names from the list too.
> >
> > i am glad i bought this lens though it doesn't necessary follow that
> > the images i make will be half as good. i was planning to take the
> > DA 55-300 on my trek in the himalayas next month but wondering if i
> > should take this lens instead (coupled with the sigma 17-50/2.8).
> >
> > here is the PPG link for this lens if anyone else is interested:
> >
> > https://pentaxphotogallery.com/photos/gallery/query?camera=&lens=930

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