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12-14-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Worried about scratches and fingerprints on your lens?

Worried about scratches and fingerprints on your lens?

CHECK THIS OUT - News: Front Element Scratches

12-14-2008, 09:24 AM   #2
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That's a pretty remarkable page. I keep a skylight or uv filter on my lenses to protect from scratches and dust, but had no idea just how "robust" a seemingly dead lens like the one shown could be. Great find.
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Not really surprising at all xD I love getting scratched glass for cheap.

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Article says "FAIRLY" bad front element. That has to be the understatement of the year
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I'm not too worried about light scratches on the front element, and it's a great way to get cheaper lenses on eBay, like wallyb pointed out. But that lens is a little too scratched, even for my taste
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Should be able to pick up that baby pretty cheap.

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Just goes to show, lets just get on and get the image.


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