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Just bought a $2500 lens, am I OCD or should I go back to exchange it?

 
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Jan 24, 2013 20:56 |  #1

I picked up a 70-200 f2.8 mkII and when I got hit home, I did my unboxing, I noticed a plastic bag was already removed and balled up to the side. Then I noticed two very teeny tiny paint nicks on the lens. Very small, you would have to get close and look hard to find it. And when I look through the lens at a light, without camera attached, i can see a bright speck in the middle center of the lens barrel.

Should L lenses be free of dust and specks? and from looking at the sale section of this thread, nicks and such are looked down upon when trying to sell a lens.

Im worried the lens has been returned, or handled a few times in the store.

Am i being nuts over this or should I ease my mind and return for exchange? I got 30 days for refund, and I've had it 2 weeks, but have not used it other than taking a few shots in the house.

thanks for the feedback.

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Sample 1 Across the house 200mm 2.8
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What I got: 7D, 17-55f2.8is, 70-200f2.8isMKii, 430exII, 430exII, S100

  
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Jan 24, 2013 20:59 |  #2

If it has nicks in the paint, I'd return it. Nicks indicate usage; why pay full price if you're getting a used/open box item?


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Jan 24, 2013 20:59 |  #3

I'll vote OCD, but if you bought it as a new lens...I would take it back


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Jan 24, 2013 21:02 |  #4

Return it.
That lens does not go for 2,500 dollars used.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:02 |  #5

...paranoid or not, return it or exchange before the 30 day return policy! the lens you received might have been a return, it does happen from time to time!

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Jan 24, 2013 21:03 |  #6

I vote return it because of the nicks.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:05 as a reply to  @ 2n10's post |  #7

If you pay $2500 for that lens, you paid too much. Return it and you can find one in classified forum with better condition for much less.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:06 |  #8

Another vote for return, you brought a new lens, it should be unmarked.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:24 as a reply to  @ L.J.G.'s post |  #9

I would return it!


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Jan 24, 2013 21:31 |  #10

Maybe the OP was referring to the MAP price, but paid less. If there is a nick on it I would definitely return it for a new one.




  
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Jan 24, 2013 21:33 |  #11

Exchange.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:34 |  #12

Return it. It's impossible to keep all dust out of a lens, even new ones; but nicks and abrasions shouldn't be there and it should still be in the plastic if it's truly new.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:36 |  #13

Take it back...please..lol




  
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Jan 24, 2013 21:37 |  #14

Return it. BTW you can get it cheaper on Amazon.


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Jan 24, 2013 21:38 |  #15

Send it to me.




  
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