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11-23-2020, 11:22 PM   #1
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70mm Ltd. Oily Aperture Blades


Recently purchased a 70mm Ltd. as part of a package with a 15mm and 35mm Ltd. I gave them a quick look over, but discovered that the 70mm had some residue on the blades when I got home. Should I return it, or negotiate a different price?

Thanks for your input!

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11-24-2020, 05:47 AM   #2
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Oily blades are not usually a problem unless they're preventing the blades from opening and closing for a shot. I'd say try to negotiate a lower price because of the future servicing it'll need.

If there's no issues like decentering then I don't see a reason why a full return would be needed. Just my 2 cents.
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If you like taking pictures in cold weather you will probably need to have it serviced.
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Very oily blades are a bit of a problem, because they prevent the aperture from opening and closing nicely and quickly. If the conditions are “right” there’s a chance of haze in the lens, which would be a problem. There’s also a chance they don’t get to the exact spot you want, but I wouldn’t request a full refund if the price was low.


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