[EXPIRED] Withdrawn: Mint Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm lens (Price dropped)

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  1. Porky4

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    This lens was purchased new by me from Mathers of Lancashire less than 3 months ago and after little use is still in as new condition. The lens was purchased unboxed (it was split from a GH1 kit), but includes the Lumix soft case, Lumix flower petal hood and both end caps. I will also include a Kood 62mm Skylight filter which has been on the lens since day 1.

    New, this lens sells boxed for between £680 and £800 (genuine UK stock), this is a great opportunity to pick up an as new, UK stock lens, less that 3 month old for a great saving. I will supply Mathers' receipt to the successful purchaser.

    Price: Now withdrawn.

    Reason for selling - purchased a Nikon D90.

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    Paul :cool:
     
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    No one interested? It's a great, versatile lens. You won't regret buying it!
     
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    Give us all a chance, lots of folks aren't home this weekend. :smile:
     
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    Hey Ulfric, you've had time to recover from the weekend by now! You going to buy it then? :wink:

    Paul :cool:
     
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    I will offer your £450 for this.
     
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    Thanks for your offer, but it's far too low. I will consider offers over £500, but I'm still expecting £535, which is an excellent price considering the age/condition of the lens.

    Paul :cool:
     
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    Did I say what a good lens this was? :smile:
     
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    It would appear that one, or two, people think that my asking price is too high, although I have not received any PMs (polite, or otherwise) as suggested by the rules of this forum.

    So I have decided to do a little extra research:

    There are, indeed, a few new 14-140 lenses available for sale on the UK version of the well-known auction site :biggrin: at under £600. The cheapest that I can find is £575, but it comes from Japan. :eek: The others under £600 are also from Japan or Taiwan. One that I looked at had a Japanese manual and a "One-Year Japanese Limited Warranty Card" and another states "Product comes with 1 year warranty (valid only in Japan)" and all have to be returned to Japan (or Taiwan) in the event of a problem with the lens. Of course, customs duty and VAT may be payable on any of these lenses if you're prepared to take a gamble.

    So, I don't feel that my lens is particularly overpriced considering it's age, condition and source, but I am open to (reasonable) offers.

    Paul :cool:
     
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    Several posts have been deleted. We all need to adhere to all of the Marketplace Guidelines. Thank you.

    Now back to Paul's for sale thread.
     
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    As there is a post on here with the lens in a similar condition to this one, I'm dropping the price of my lens to £500 inc RMSD.
     
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    OK folks. Last couple of days on here before I withdraw the lens and start using it again. It's too good a lens to sell cheaply, or not use.

    Paul :cool:
     
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    agreed with you on the part that it is a good lens. I got one a few months and cost me USD1248 new. One of my favorite shot below and is now on my laptop's desktop.

    Impromptu shot with E-P2 hand held for 1/8 second using F8 on ASA 800. Original is very sharp so Soft Focus took it to another level...Yes, I like the number 8. ;-)

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  13. Ulfric M Douglas

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    I hear it is a good lens.
    My Lumix G1 is temporarily a one-lens device so ...
    I was never in the market for a huge-range zoom, it just isn't my cup of tea.
    Good luck with using it some more!
    I hope this isn't breaking the guidelines! :eek: I wanna see what posts got removed : were they just hagglish price comments?

    I just had a thought;
    What if (like the G1 --> G2) the LENS on the next GH1 (GH2?) isn't quite as good as the older 14-140 ... hmm? Maybe this is a lens to keep or sell once it becomes a rare sought-after no-longer-sold-as-kit item eh?
    Something to think about.
     
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    Yes, Ulfric, that's basically why they were removed. Everyone needs to remember that this is the classified section AKA The Market Place and all those guidelines apply. It's not really the place for a discussion, either. Better to start a thread out in the main forums for that kind of thing.:wink:

    Back to the sale that Paul is hoping to make.:2thumbs:
     
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    Hi Ulfric,

    You may be right, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Panasonic's marketing department seem all over the place and who knows what they are going to do.

    I think that I am going to withdraw the 14-140 and use it. The problem is I've just bought a Nikon D90 for it's (much) better high ISO performance and wider range of available lenses, so the G1 isn't going to be used that much. I had hoped to sell the 14-140 for a reasonable price and keep the G1, the 14-45 and the legacy lenses I've got for "playing", if that isn't considered a heretical thing to do! :eek:

    Cheers,

    Paul :cool:
     
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    Lens now withdrawn.
     
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