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10-15-2008, 12:17 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Not on the glass? Then you've got nothing to worry about.
So true.

Now ... if there was a scratch on the glass ... I'd be spewing.
Scratch on the barrel ... not that bad really.

I got marks on my old Takumars (very slight marks from use over age) ... but hell they take some seriously beautiful images. Scratches add character.

The 77Ltd is a keeper though ... if i owned one ... I'd never sell it.

10-15-2008, 05:29 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
It's Christened.
The next scratch won't hurt quite so much.
Kinda OT.

I've always said "a canoe without scratches is not a canoe". They are designed to be used, not sitting on display somewhere.

A number of years ago, I had just bought a brand new canoe, and my wife took it out on a girls day trip. It came back with a number of scratches before I even had a chance to paddle it! It actually made my first trip with it alot more enjoyable, because I didn't have to go through the "don't scratch the canoe" mentality.

Use your tools, and enjoy them.
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Scratches on my lenses...meh, unless it effects IQ I don't really care. I'm not anal about lens caps either.

Scratches on my car though (or any kind of mark)...that's a totally different story. I like my car looking pristine (even though I use it daily). So I hear where you're coming from.

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A careful application of matching automotive touch-up paint followed by careful buffing can cover up a glaring scratch. May not be perfect but makes the scratch less obvious.


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