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    Default What too look out for in second hand lens

    I was looking at some second hand lens in a shop today and was wondering what i sloud look out for when buying one. Besides obvious body damage or lens scratches? The lens i was lookning at was a canon EF 75-300 F4-5.6 USM II....
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    Default Re: What too look out for in second hand lens

    Any fungus, focusing works well. bring a laptop along with you and test the lens on the spot..
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    Default Re: What too look out for in second hand lens

    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84
    I was looking at some second hand lens in a shop today and was wondering what i sloud look out for when buying one. Besides obvious body damage or lens scratches? The lens i was lookning at was a canon EF 75-300 F4-5.6 USM II....
    at TCW i believe....best is to get another friend to accompany you, who has the same lens..and use images frm the two lenses to compare...then check focussing, back focussing, front focussing...lens coating..fungus...

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    Hmm but i buying for flim slr hard to test on the spot. I will see if anyone with a canon Dslr willing to follow me Thanks for the adnice though..
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    Default Re: What too look out for in second hand lens

    just borrow one frm them,I'm sure they'll agree....

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    Default Re: What too look out for in second hand lens

    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84
    Hmm but i buying for flim slr hard to test on the spot. I will see if anyone with a canon Dslr willing to follow me Thanks for the adnice though..
    Borrow from the shop or friend...
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    Default Re: What too look out for in second hand lens

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    Any fungus, focusing works well. bring a laptop along with you and test the lens on the spot..
    Also remember to check for hairline cracks.

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