Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:59 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: scratched glass
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:31 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Portland, OR
I'm considering a couple stellar deals on lenses that have scratches. One has a scratch on the top lens, the other on the glass close to the camera mount. The seller claims they are both about 1/4 to 3/8th of an inch long, wide as a fine hair, and not deep enough to catch a finger nail on. Seller also claims they do not effect image quality. But do they? If you really examine images closely are you likely to see what could be the work of a "lightly" scratched lens?

Can scratches like this buff out without ruining the lens?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:30 pm
Posts: 2430
Location: Bucharest, Romania
What deals are those? What lenses?

_________________
Gear: Nikon D80, 18-105mm, 35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.8, SB-600
Visit my work here


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:21 pm
Posts: 1641
The scratches wont buff out unfortunately.

Although it is very likely that the scratches do not affect IQ. Ive owned some very scratched lenses before today, I think ive even smashed a front element before and shot with it for the rest of the day.

Only thing to consider is that it reduces the resale value.

_________________
Nikon D5000 and D300 with 12-24mm, 35mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4, 60mm f2.8 Macro, 18-200mm, 17-55mm f2.8 (all Nikon)


Last edited by jeremy1302 on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:51 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:31 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Portland, OR
Ok interesting. The stellar deals are with an acquaintance who has bills to pay, and now i see no need to try and convince her that those lenses are only useful for parts and therefore should be further discounted
:wink:

~thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:42 pm
Posts: 87
Location: Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalRevC ... WzsXeXCwuc

Check out the scratches on that lens and look at the images, if you want to save some time skip to about 1 minut. Or you can take a look at part one too en see what they did to the camera to make it look like that :D

I don't think that one little scratch is going to affect the iQ to badly..

_________________
550D + 18 - 55mm kitlens
50 mm F1.8
I apologize in advance for my poor spelling..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:44 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:30 pm
Posts: 2430
Location: Bucharest, Romania
again,what lenses are we talking about? & what are the great deals price-wise?

_________________
Gear: Nikon D80, 18-105mm, 35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.8, SB-600
Visit my work here


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:31 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Portland, OR
http://www.youtube.com/user/DigitalRevC ... WzsXeXCwuc

That's surprising, nice to have a budget for destruction.



The lenses i'm considering are Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 for $450.00 US

Nikkor AF 85mm F1.8 for $175.00


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:04 am
Posts: 1013
Location: California
they shouldn't affect the image quality... especially shooting at wide apertures. I'd go for it!

_________________
Canon 40D + 70-200mm f/2.8L IS + 50mm f/1.8
Manfrotto 055CX3 + 496RC2
www.thomaslowe.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest


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