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05-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Case in point. I just bought an SMC-A F/4. 100mm Macro. The eBay listing (KEH) said some hazing. I thought "How bad could it be?" $150 later, and it's on my doorstep. Yeah, the hazing was pretty bad, but DAMN does it produce sharp images - and I can't see where the hazing affects the image. Cool. Win/Lose depending on how it goes. It's part of the FUN of used sometimes.
My M 28 3.5 has some hazing. It seems to affect contrast more than sharpness and not by a great deal. Nothing a bit more contrast in lightroom won't fix. By old film lens standards its a pretty contrasty lens anyways. It has a fair amount of dust and sticky aperture blades. I could probably fix the blades myself, but its probably my favorite prime so it will go out to the legendary eric as soon as I get more cash to throw at all these problems.

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