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Pentax MZ-60 2x teleconverter lense

I am looking to buy a Christmas present for my son-in-law. I would like to trace a 2 x tele converter lens for a Pentax MZ-60 SLR camera (not digital).

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  • aturnbull1 Dec 10, 2008

    Many thanks to johnb732.

    I will try e-bay - appreciate your quick response.

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Aturnbull1,
any good camera store or repair shop should have a 2X tele converter for MZ-60, new or used. i would try e-bay also.





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