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10-22-2021, 04:06 PM   #1
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Horribly Decentred DA 40 XS - For Parts or Toy Lens?

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Horribly Decentred DA 40 XS - For Parts or Toy Lens?

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Golden, British Columbia (Canada)

Item Description
I never particularly liked this focal length, so had this lens up for sale. I also didn't have any sample shots with the lens, so I went out to take some. Much to my dismay I found it was horribly decentred! I'm not sure how it happened, as I've never dropped it or thrown it around, but I guess sometimes these things happen

It's in good condition physically - maybe the mount could be useful for someone?




Optically it's not so good...

Example at f/2.8 - click for full size:


Example at f/8 - click for full size:


That's not to say that you can't take photos if you're aware of it and work around. Here's one from today, you get a bit of a "toy lens" effect around the edge:


Asking $30 Canadian to cover the cost of shipping and a couple beers for my sorrows that such a stunning little performer seems to have died.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Damaged

Shipping Destinations
North America

Shipping Charge
Free Shipping in Canada

Shipping Services
Canada Post

Accepted Payment Types
Payment by e-transfer in Canada

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns - sold as is

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

10-23-2021, 12:49 AM   #2
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I would suggest having a go at removing and assembling the elements from scratch. It could bring it back from the brink.

The experience could be worth the $30 for you
10-23-2021, 08:10 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by HarisF1 Quote
I would suggest having a go at removing and assembling the elements from scratch. It could bring it back from the brink.

The experience could be worth the $30 for you
I considered that - but I'm pretty busy with work right now, so it'd be sitting for months untouched... and knowing my luck, it would end up worse off!

---------- Post added 23-10-21 at 09:34 ----------

And sold to someone who's planning on having a go at repair themselves
 

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