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COMPLETED Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ($180) | Location: USA | Ships: CONUS

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by MAubrey, Apr 7, 2014.

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  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

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    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Buy & Sell Listing - Want to Sell
    Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 ($180)

    Panasonic 20mm f/1.7: $180


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    What was that? $180 for a copy of the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7??? Seriously? ...what's the catch?

    Okay, yes. There is a catch here. And you can see it in the second picture below:

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    That's right. Two nicks on the front lens element. I filled them in with a sharpie to prevent flare, which worked quite well.

    And before you ask...No, they're not a big deal, even if they look like they do.

    You can look through my flickr set for this exact copy of this lens here:


    Here's a full size jpeg: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/13696232774_50d457dc4e_o.jpg

    Of all the images I've ever take with this lens, the scratches have only visibly affected a single one of them. And that one happens to be a favorite image for many of my friends and family. I've shared this image in a thread here. Nobody ever noticed the imperfection--or if they did, they never said anything about it. See if you can find it:

    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/50635732@N02/13543793425/in/set-72157643225447574/player/" width="800" height="1067" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>

    All that to say is this: For less than $200, you're getting one of the best lenses for the system. Note: I paid $190 for this lens myself in this same condition 2 years ago. It didn't come with caps. You will receive a generic front cap and a Olympus rear cap (it's just what I have...) with the lens.

    Don't believe me about scatches not affecting an image? Give these a read:

    Payment accepted
    • Regular PayPal (fee included in price)
    Shipping method
    UPS Ground

    Shipping charge

    Handling time
    2-3 days


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    • Will ship only to the address on the PayPal transaction details page
    • I have read and agree to the Buy and Sell rules.
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  2. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Wow, this is a steal! If I didn't already have one I'd be all over it.
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  3. pointbob

    pointbob Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2012
    " I filled them in with a sharpie to prevent flare, which worked quite well."

    With a black magic marker?
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  4. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    Lol nice bokeh
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