Pentax 80-160 Zoom Lens for the 645 System
SMC Pentax-A 80-160mm f/4.5 Zoom lens for the Pentax 645 System
This lens appears to be in mint condition, but inside "spider webs" are evident.
The lens coatings have not yet been affected because fungus and mold are not present.
The last photo enhances the view of the "spider webs" by using strong backlighting at an oblique angle.
I had the lens checked by a local technician, whom I trust implicitly, and he quoted $150 to perform a complete cleaning.
The service will take about four weeks, so I'm offering the lens "AS-IS" now for $225.
If there are no takers, then I'll send the lens in for service and put it up for sale for about $400 with a one-year warranty.
There may be some APUG users who can either clean the lens themselves or have it done locally for less.
$225 + $15 shipping
I priced this lens 'way too high.
Correct price, as is:
$100 + $15 shipping
Price reduction: $90 + $15 shipping
Just to re-emphasize...there is no fungus damage to the glass yet.
According to my repairman, the lens can be cleaned so it will perform properly.