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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:49 am 
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?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:43 am 
What deals are those? What lenses?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:08 am 
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.


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

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:56 pm 
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


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:12 am 
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..


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:44 am 
again,what lenses are we talking about? & what are the great deals price-wise?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:53 pm 
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


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:11 am 
they shouldn't affect the image quality... especially shooting at wide apertures. I'd go for it!


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