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04-04-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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Sears 100-300mm test shots

I finally got a chance to try out the Sears lens I recently won in an auction.

It came with another lens. This is a 100-300mm F5.6. The description said there was some "haze" on the glass. I understand that might be fungus, but... I could not see any haze. I cleaned the out side of the glass to remove some dirt there.

Here are some pictures I shot up in MO this past week:











I don't see anything. Of course, I don't know what fungus looks like when it's affecting a picture. At least in the area the sensor uses, I don't think there's any fungus...?

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QuoteOriginally posted by mediaslinky Quote
I don't see anything. Of course, I don't know what fungus looks like when it's affecting a picture. At least in the area the sensor uses, I don't think there's any fungus...?
Those shots look fine to me. I don't know what lens fungus looks like, either. I've never run across an infested lens. Perhaps someone can post a few pics to show what fungus can do to IQ? I'd like to see...
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Looks like a good deal to me. Where in Mo were you? I'm from the St Louis area, but like to get out "in da country" as much as possible...
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Those shots look great--better than I thought the Sears would perform. Whenever I have seen fungus, it was obvious on a lens. Spidery-like marks--all interconnected, and branching. But I'm sure, in its infant stage, the fungus is not so obvious. Inspecting the lens under strong light, perhaps with a magnifying glass even, should reveal any problems. Best!

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This was SE MO, outside of Poplar Bluff. My parents own a small farm out that way.
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