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How bad can you possibly make what should be a decent lens?
#11
Agreed about that, however let's not forget that especially zoom lenses acquire some degree of decentering with time which is normal, Canon L lenses (and few non L) can be easily readjusted but it needs a lot of experience and some special equipment so it's not something you do yourself, In Europe I expect such a service cost to be quite steep, since it needs a lot of time and skilled trained personnel.

At worst decentering can be due to a faulty lens barrel or a defective element in those cases it's also doable but the costs can be as high as the price of the lens itself.

So yes if you live in Europe a decentered lens repair is a risky adventure, however here things are quite different .

As said I do agreement with seller, I am ready to buy the lens repaired and I ask for the repairs at my trusted workshop where Canon Lebanon themselves outsource lens repairs, on the expenses of the seller of course.

Buying a used lens for half price with warranty repair for me that's a good bargain.

 

Used to do that before however recently as my salary as head of department at the hospital has raised, I don't waste my time with that anymore... It's good to be rich  Tongue  Big Grin

#12
This lens has suffered "impact damage" or something. Sincerely yours, Captain Obvious. Sad

#13
     It was the owner who suffered "impact damage" when he realised his lens was a dead duck!    :o 

 

 

    Most of the impacted lenses are caused by falling off the back of a lorry  .....

 

       .........it's funny though because most of those survive unscathed!  Tongue 

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#14
One could sell that lens to lomography people. They like that look  Rolleyes

#15
Quote:One could sell that lens to lomography people. They like that look  Rolleyes
   

  Yep, the images it made were very similar to the Helios 44-4, where BC recommended I reversed the front element, which I did!

  

    You know, it crossed my mind that maybe the front element in the 1.4G had been put in incorrectly.

 

    Lobotomy-graphy    ......yeah I've heard of that.......isn't it some sort of neurone aberration where you have pledged your hard earned money to buy the Yashica digifilm Y35 camera?  Tongue  :o 

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