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Dust particle on my new 70-200 2.8L ii

 
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Sep 03, 2011 18:15 |  #31
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auto-clicker wrote in post #13046845 (external link)
I got a rough paint job but i kept mine, how do you guys spot these defects? :)

They're textured.....


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Sep 03, 2011 22:58 |  #32

appsyscons wrote in post #13046198 (external link)
If I purchased a new lens, of that caliber and price range, I would expect it to
be free from dents.

I would want a new replacement or a full refund.

Free from obvious dents, sure. But based on what the OP posted? C'mon, that's being a little extreme.


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Sep 04, 2011 06:18 |  #33
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Return it for a new one, I would in a second. Personally it would bug me the entire time I owned the thing - but then again I'm anal about my expensive toys.


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Sep 04, 2011 07:32 |  #34

I defy anyone to take one of their lenses and not find a speck of dust.

Love how the imperfection is now a dent.


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Sep 04, 2011 07:57 |  #35

These L lenses are so expensive these days that you can't blame someone for wanting perfection.
That said, I could probably find dust in any of my L zooms if I looked close enough and probably
find an imperfection on the surface coating of my 70-200 IS II as well. It's a tough call.



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Sep 04, 2011 11:29 |  #36

Unregistered.Coward wrote in post #13048844 (external link)
...Love how the imperfection is now a dent.

...and how it automatically signifies that the lens has been dropped/abused. :rolleyes: Judging by the fact that the "scratch" is isolated to that tiny area, is beneath the lens body's white finish and doesn't extend onto the adjacent zoom/focusing ring, I'd guess it's either a minor imperfection in the metal or something that occurred at some point in the manufacturing process prior to the finish being applied and the lens being assembled. The smudge looks like nothing more than a small imperfection in the textured white finish. Neither of those things would cause me the slightest bit of concern and in all honesty, I probably never would have noticed them.


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Sep 04, 2011 11:37 |  #37

pitabread wrote in post #13047823 (external link)
Free from obvious dents, sure. But based on what the OP posted? C'mon, that's being a little extreme.

For me, in looking at the OP picture in #1, even my old tired eyes see that as a dent.

I guess my expectations of quality when spending that kind of money are higher than
those of some others.

Thats OK, different people have different opinions.

Like I had said, I would expect a new replacement or a full refund, while others may
be willing to accept that level of quality.


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Sep 05, 2011 13:59 |  #38

Cut the OP some slack here gents. Of course one can expect a $ 2000+ lens to be perfect when bought new. The speck inside the lens should not be there. If it does not show up in photos, it is up to you if it is acceptable.

As for the 'anomalies' on the barrel, take a deep breath, and stop worrying about it. Oh, and for the record, my copy was impeccable. Oh, and you'll love the lens.

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Sep 05, 2011 14:25 |  #39

appsyscons wrote in post #13049604 (external link)
I guess my expectations of quality when spending that kind of money are higher than those of some others.

Thats OK, different people have different opinions.

Like I had said, I would expect a new replacement or a full refund, while others may
be willing to accept that level of quality.

I'd be more concerned with the optical quality of the lens than any extremely minor physical imperfections. Especially since it's impossible through normal use to keep a lens in 100% mint condition. Even a lens with good care is still going to show some signs of normal use (i.e. scratches, scuff marks, etc).


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Sep 05, 2011 14:30 |  #40

He spent tons of money on this, so return it.


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Sep 05, 2011 15:04 |  #41

pitabread wrote in post #13054596 (external link)
I'd be more concerned with the optical quality of the lens than any extremely minor physical imperfections. Especially since it's impossible through normal use to keep a lens in 100% mint condition. Even a lens with good care is still going to show some signs of normal use (i.e. scratches, scuff marks, etc).

I agree about the importance of optical quality (that why we spend so much money), and also agree that normal use does scratch, and scuff things.

There is a huge difference in using something and putting wear on it, vs. buying something new, and receiving it already scratched, chipped, nicked or dented.

Like I said earlier, I would expect a new replacement or a full refund, while others may be willing to accept that level of quality.


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Sep 05, 2011 17:51 |  #42

I tend not to put my prized acquisitions under a microscope, I prefer it on my camera getting a workout, whatever works for you I guess!

Its going to get covered in dust, unless you bubble wrap it for its life, move on.


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Sep 05, 2011 17:55 |  #43

lancebroad wrote in post #13055474 (external link)
I tend not to put my prized acquisitions under a microscope, I prefer it on my camera getting a workout, whatever works for you I guess!

Its going to get covered in dust, unless you bubble wrap it for its life, move on.

This. I put on the camera and use it. If it works as it should, then I figure I got what I paid for.


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Sep 05, 2011 18:24 |  #45

appsyscons wrote in post #13054743 (external link)
Like I said earlier, I would expect a new replacement or a full refund, while others may be willing to accept that level of quality.

And what exactly is wrong with the quality? It has a blemish. I bet almost every lens has a smudge on it. and as for the "scratch" That is nothing. It looks more like the way the final layer off texture has been applied unevenly. If there was something wrong, canon would have picked it up.

There is a finger print on the focus distance thingy ma bob OP. Better clean that off, could ruin your photos.

Either way, lets see how the lens looks in 4-5 years time....


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