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06-05-2021, 09:47 AM   #1
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New HD DA 15mm Limited with hazy lens

I just purchased a new 15mm Limited lens from Adorama. I was surprised at what I saw when shining a flashlight through the lens. It seems to me that the inside lens surface or surfaces are hazy.

Here is a photo of what I am worried about. Is this normal!?

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06-05-2021, 11:21 AM   #2
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From tour photo it sure doesn't look normal, I would send it back.
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Hello wiseman,
i never saw this in a lens with good conditions. Looks like real haze or fungus. I would suggest sending it back. Good luck for you!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
I would send it back.
QuoteOriginally posted by VenatorLux Quote
I would suggest sending it back.
You can add me to the list for sending it back too...................good luck.

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agreed - I would be calling Adorama for a replacement....
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agreed - I would be calling Adorama for a replacement....
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Thanks to all for confirming the need to return the lens. Fingers crosssed that round 2 will have no issues!

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I did this simple flashlight test with a few lenses, including two relatively new ones.
I found that if I concentrate this beam of light through any of them I see a similar effect (plus added dust in most cases on the front element).
I doubt all my lenses are fogged, and I see no evidence in contrast, or IQ with them.

So idk, I think the pic makes it also look worse than real life. I think any lens will look like this ..
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QuoteOriginally posted by kayakfari Quote
I did this simple flashlight test with a few lenses, including two relatively new ones.
I found that if I concentrate this beam of light through any of them I see a similar effect (plus added dust in most cases on the front element).
I doubt all my lenses are fogged, and I see no evidence in contrast, or IQ with them.

So idk, I think the pic makes it also look worse than real life. I think any lens will look like this ..
I had used two different flashlights and performed it on several lenses, including the HD DA 20-40mm Limited. None of the other lens had that hazy appearance. I then received another copy of the 15mm Limited and it displays the same hazy condition as the first one! I don't know - maybe being an ultra wide angle lens has something to do with it?

I will try to get out and take many photos to see if there are any problems.
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I think they should be able to replace it.
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