buying pre-owned/2nd lenses


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wahoo

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im thinking of buying a 2nd hand lens, what should i look for to make sure that it is in good condition. not that i dont trust the seller but i thought there is something some of us newbies are not aware of though.
 

spazzer

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im thinking of buying a 2nd hand lens, what should i look for to make sure that it is in good condition. not that i dont trust the seller but i thought there is something some of us newbies are not aware of though.
look out for fungus , usermarks and try shooting with the lens be4 handing the cash over
 

ZeroDivine

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if it's AF lens, check to make sure the AF is working properly and can focus no problem.
Check for scratch/fungus on the lens/elements
try the manual focus clutch and ring, turn to see if they are smooth/no problem.
 

synapseman

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As a buyer or seller, when dealing with second hand lenses, I always bring along a reasonably high-powered LED flashlight. Especially if the deal is to be conducted at night. Makes it easier to conduct the checks as mentioned in one of the posts in this thread.
 

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