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Nov 06, 2017 15:16 |  #16

It is nearly impossible to think that 3 different lenses across manufacturers all have the same kind of defect in the same area of the lenses. Dust I could believe, but not optical imperfections/chips. Also, anything that small in the middle of your lens WON'T IMPACT your photos. Want to try a test? Cut out a 2mm x 2mm square from a postit note, and stick it in the same area as that "speck". I suspect after you take some shots with it, with that piece of yellow paper on your lens, you won't see it in your photos.

Finally, having a 55-250, I can tell you that if you look through the inside of the lens at just the right angle, you will concentrate a lens flare such that it bounces off the edge of the metal edges that hold the lens elements in place, making it look like a bright metal flake or chip. If you hold the lens up and look through it straight on and see nothing in the pathway, there is no issue. Angling the lenses to see what you can see on the outer edges of the inner groups of elements isn't going to help identify issues.


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Nov 06, 2017 15:27 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #17

I will try this, but should show some fringing or minimal distortion even if this small. I mean it won't be the same as without it. I think?

I would agree on this, but I have looked at it from soooo many angles and different light sources... Even with the front cap on it's visible.. So defo something there.




  
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Nov 06, 2017 15:45 |  #18

One would think, but no... If the sun was in the frame at an angle, this might show some ghosting, but in most shots, no visually identifiable impacts. This is why we constantly remind those that are concerned with dust in their lenses to ignore it.


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Nov 06, 2017 18:43 |  #19

If you make the obstruction large enough you might eventually make it large enough to affect the out of focus highlights. But it will need to get pretty large. Stopping right down will show stuff in the lens, or on the sensor, more in an image, but this does OK at it's fixed f/8.

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Nov 06, 2017 23:34 |  #20

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Nov 07, 2017 11:53 |  #21

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I have cleaned a good few (20 something) lenses and destroyed 2 in a year. So I think I have seen some to compare, but sure not these specific ones. The truth is that I bought them from eglobal for good price so maybe I was suspicious in the first place... And got what I was expecting. I mean if you look in to my first picture you can clearly see the dot in the middle so even if you just quickly mount it still goes " yuhuuu I am here!!" That's the Canon. The sigma could be just some dust or small piece of plastic from somewhere it is tiny and not obvious. The youngnuo seems to be just a small pinhead shaped absence of coating so I can live with that. We have bought a few lenses and flashes even a 5D mkIII from eglobal and never had any issues.. Or maybe I just didn't care since it was for the company.. :rolleyes: :-P
My biggest reason was that if I will end up selling them in a few years no one would buy them. And they are somewhat expensive to just go "ehh okay, fine who cares" . thank guys for the support and advice. Have a nice evening :-)

I guess it's possible that eglobal buys defective lenses from its suppliers and sells them at a huge discount. As has been mentioned, getting three defective lenses in one purchase would be unlikely.... but my guess could be one possible scenario.


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Nov 07, 2017 13:51 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #22

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. But just to clarify the youngnuo was from ebay a different company. Today I got the DHL waybill from eglobal so they are heading to Hong Kong to Omega photo for further inspection and they will get a cleaning or replacement if needed. The bad thing (or not) is I am left with the yongnuo for my holidays..




  
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Nov 07, 2017 15:28 |  #23

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Today I got the DHL waybill from eglobal so they are heading to Hong Kong to Omega photo for further inspection and they will get a cleaning or replacement if needed. The bad thing (or not) is I am left with the yongnuo for my holidays..

Keep us posted. This eGlobal (https://www.eglobalcen​tral.com/ (external link)) has some interesting pricing and might be worth some future exploration.




  
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Nov 07, 2017 15:36 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #24

Yes they have some good deals, it's just very slow in customer service but as I said this was my first issue with them. Although I would recommend using PayPal to pay, for extra protection...




  
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Nov 25, 2017 03:18 as a reply to  @ Arpad's post |  #25

Okay, so they have agreed on the defect and they will replace them, hopefully I will get the new ones on Monday. After a month of the purchase date starting to doubt the worth of the savings :-D




  
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Dec 03, 2017 11:19 |  #26

So, finally I have received the replacements and all is perfect. Thanks for the support. Have a nice day everyone. Arpad




  
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