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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 27, 2013 17:09 |  #61

mxz600 wrote in post #15540057 (external link)
Soft? Really! I thought it was sharp

I know they are just test shots, but I'm a little underwhelmed with the sharpness.

I still say return it, if for the simple fact that the retailer shouldn't get away with reselling open goods as new.


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Jan 27, 2013 20:30 |  #62

El Pedro wrote in post #15533373 (external link)
http://www.eglobaldigi​talcameras.com.au …00mm-f2.8l-is-ii-usm.html (external link)

There you go. This should come in under $2500nzd for you.

thanks for the link, with my luck I'd probably receive laminate flooring... ;)

Interesting though how authorised Canon dealers have same lens priced at NZ$3,500 to NZ$3,945


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Jan 28, 2013 07:39 |  #63

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Ya, I have an overwhelming response from everyone here. I'll go back for an exchange. I'll give the manager the option to sell it to me as OPEN BOX or DEMO first, but if not worth it, take the replacement.

Personally I would not do that.
Is your complaint "this product was delivered to me with defects and I'd ike a perfect new one please" or are you actually angling for a discount?

I think you risk losing the moral high ground going down that route. Or put another way if i were the store manager I would have concerns.


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Jan 28, 2013 18:12 |  #64

Submariner wrote in post #15542945 (external link)
Personally I would not do that.
Is your complaint "this product was delivered to me with defects and I'd ike a perfect new one please" or are you actually angling for a discount?

I think you risk losing the moral high ground going down that route. Or put another way if i were the store manager I would have concerns.

Good Point, I exchanged it today. The only other sample in the store was the one I unboxed a few days before. I didn't see the salesman box it back up, MAN O MAN, what a shatty job he did boxing it back up. But I know it was unopened before so im cool with it. No specks of paint missing on this copy. I haven't been able to test it out yet.


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Jan 29, 2013 11:56 |  #65

Take it back and ask for money off.


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Jan 29, 2013 12:07 |  #66

mxz600 wrote in post #15545247 (external link)
Good Point, I exchanged it today. The only other sample in the store was the one I unboxed a few days before.

And suppose you hadn't gone back for an exchange? Then that lens you unboxed a few days ago would be sold to someone else and we would be reading exactly the same thread from somebody else in a few weeks time.....

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Jan 29, 2013 12:11 |  #67

Surprised no one has noticed the fact that OP overpaid if he really spent that much. If not in U.S., then nevermind.




  
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Jan 29, 2013 12:33 |  #68

I'll get my money back..Period!




  
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Jan 29, 2013 17:44 |  #69

This is what happens when stores do deals, which allow people to take a lens home, then if they decide to, return it for a no quibble money back guarantee 30 days later. I'm sure they get a rudimentary check over then reboxed to be sold to another unsuspecting customer. These were small nicks which were missed upon an inspection.
When I bought my 70-200 ii, I tried a lens they gave me in the shop, then, when I decided to buy, they gave me another unopened box to take home..........
I'm glad you got it sorted in the end and you're happy now. Enjoy it, it's a superb zoom :D


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Jan 29, 2013 20:48 |  #70

FMX wrote in post #15548286 (external link)
Surprised no one has noticed the fact that OP overpaid if he really spent that much. If not in U.S., then nevermind.

examples from others .....

vertigo235 wrote in post #15534574 (external link)
1st, you overpaid

2nd, return it and by it somewhere else that doesn't resell used products as new

Arob1000 wrote in post #15534666 (external link)
I would return it and buy a new one for $1950 (look under the Market watch forum if interested)

Personally I wouldn''t care if there are a few scratches on a lens if it is optically flawless but overpaying is a big no-no in my book.

mannetti21 wrote in post #15534679 (external link)
Could have saved $500 buying brand new through Amazon.

Neal1029 wrote in post #15531568 (external link)
Yeah exchange or return. Bit over priced too.

Dawicka2 wrote in post #15530395 (external link)
Return it.
That lens does not go for 2,500 dollars used.

g0bl0k wrote in post #15530415 (external link)
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.

Ratjack wrote in post #15530563 (external link)
Return it. BTW you can get it cheaper on Amazon.

overpriced has been mentioned many times. I corrected the actual price I paid twice now, well this will be the third time. price in the US is $1999 new, I paid $2070 but in Canada most provinces pay 13% sales tax.


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Jan 29, 2013 21:02 |  #71

RETURN.


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Jan 30, 2013 07:21 |  #72

mxz600 wrote in post #15550224 (external link)
overpriced has been mentioned many times. I corrected the actual price I paid twice now, well this will be the third time. price in the US is $1999 new, I paid $2070 but in Canada most provinces pay 13% sales tax.

Oh.... so you created a sensationalist, inaccurate headline . This forum is becoming a bit like MacRumors.




  
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Jan 31, 2013 05:52 |  #73

I'm not sure my new Lens is sharp!!! Is it supposed to b sharper at 5.6 than at 2.8? I thought the lens was supposed to b sharp wide open?


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Jan 31, 2013 09:40 |  #74

Oh for only a 13% sales tax. Over here in the UK our sales tax (VAT) is 20%! Then there is also import duty to be paid if we buy from outside the EU.

Mind you that is nothing compared to petrol (gas) prices, petrol at the pump is about 70% of the total price, the real kicker is that we have to pay VAT on the full price of the fuel including the other tax components of that price. Same with new cars, there is a new car duty (tax) that we then have to pay sales tax on top of. I think only the British could tax taxes.

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Jan 31, 2013 11:15 |  #75

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I'm not sure my new Lens is sharp!!! Is it supposed to b sharper at 5.6 than at 2.8? I thought the lens was supposed to b sharp wide open?

It may require microadjustment to make the most out of the performance of the lens. Could be off with your body.

And yes, it will be sharper stopped down than wide open with almost any lens ever made. Some sharpen up faster than others, though.

For example, the 35L hits maximum sharpness at around f/2.8... Two stops from wide open.

My 24-70 II is sharpest at f/3.2 or f/3.5, not even a stop down.

My 70-200 II also is sharper about a stop down (f/4) if I remember correctly, don't remember that value off the top of my head.


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