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10-18-2008, 11:29 AM   #16
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Man, I didn't realize that this lens would be so controversial. Besides the drop (which broke my heart, luckily not the lens), I have not done anything that I would consider abusive to this lens, if anything I have tried to baby it. It is much more the fact that the black Limiteds have notoriously delicate paint. Seriously, I think anybody that uses a black limited lens for any real amount of time would see similar paint loss.... In that regard I find them similar to the FA* lenses, in that light real world use shows up as heavy paint loss. I have older K-series lenses that I have babied far less, that have no paint loss or brassing whatsoever. Also, these pictures are taken at high magnfication, which perhaps makes the flaws appear to be more noticeable than they normally would be.

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More pics, of the glass

This is to try and better show the glass itself - the important part, as people mentioned above!

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Price drop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hapo Quote
It is much more the fact that the black Limiteds have notoriously delicate paint. Seriously, I think anybody that uses a black limited lens for any real amount of time would see similar paint loss....
Couldn't agree more. Have a tiny, tiny scratch on the outer of my copy of the same lens.

Bump for a great lens. I've bought from Hapo and had no problems at all.

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... well its been up here tempting me for so long... PM sent
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$430 for this is incredibly good, despite the condition. As we all know, it's a top tier lens.
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... well its been up here tempting me for so long... PM sent
Bravo!
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If it wasn't for Amazon having a single 30/1.4 left last night.....anyway, my money is tight up in the 12-24 right now, else you'd be applauding me or more :/

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I must also endorse this lens. I wish I could have kept mine. Alas, I had to part with it due to budget concerns.

But, I will say that this is an excellent price for a well used/abused lens! I recommend it! You cannot go wrong.
 

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