Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:42 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:54 pm 
Hi folks, I've got my eye on a used Sigma 135-400mm (canon fit)lens on ebay. It seems cheap, it's currently at £100. The listing states that it has one small speck of metal or dust on the inside of the front glass, but that it has no effect on the images. Is the seller right in saying it will not affect the images notably? And also, is this a good lens at a good price?

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated, this is a rather large investment for a teenager!

Picture showing the dust/metal (circled)

Image


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8029
Location: UK
Specks like that generally wont be significant.

If it's auction, you never know what it will end up until the last second as there will almost certainly be snipers.

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
You might see it at 135mm F/22, but that's very unlikely.
With longer lenses, you can practically stick your camera into a fence, and the gridlines won't show up, so I doubt that little speck will show up in your shots ;)

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group