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04-04-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Need an opinion ASAP!

Hi,

I have an opportunity to buy a Super Tak 105mm lens TODAY! After asking about the condition of the lens, I got this reply "The 105mm has seen some use, cosmetically is fine, I do notice some light scratches on the front element when I put it up to the light. Most comments I've seen online is that front element doesn't affect image quality much. "

I'm a newbie, so would appreciate your advice. I can buy it for $50.00. I have to decided today as he happens to be traveling to my area today.

Thanks in advance!!
Susan

04-04-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Not a bad deal at all, I'd say. Of course that's without seeing it. I've sold copies of that lens in poor condition for a little more.

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04-04-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Sounds like a decent deal, depending of course how bad those 'light' scratches are. Good price, and yes, the front element defect doesn't affect the picture as much as one might think
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Scratches on the glass tend to make the lens more flare prone, but other than that, they aren't too critical. Cleaning marks on the other hand.....

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IF you don't like it you can always sell it..... and probably not lose money.

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Thanks so much for helping me make a decision today. I bought the Super Tak 105. I held it up to my magnifying light and you can barely see the marks. I posted a picture of the Carlsbad flower fields on the Pentaxian Day thread that I took with it.
Thanks to all who took time to help me! Susan
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