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Oct 09, 2013 09:58 |  #16

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Salma, can you link your ebay auction?

What is it that you want to see? I will tell you here.


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Oct 09, 2013 09:59 |  #17

I was just curious as to the terms and conditions you laid out in your ebay auction.

I believe in most cases, when I sell on ebay, it defaults to "No returns accepted".


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Oct 09, 2013 10:02 |  #18

Not an expert, but unless the focus was somewhere on the foreground (surface) that does look soft.


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Oct 09, 2013 10:04 |  #19

the 50L was never known to be the best lens for close ups and images at MFD, the lens works better when used for portraits rather than close ups on items


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Oct 09, 2013 10:04 |  #20

I am pretty sure it is a soft copy. Mine is reasonably sharper even at f/1.2...


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Oct 09, 2013 10:06 |  #21

I was about to say that the buyer simply doesn't know how to use the 50L, but after looking that photos you supplied I have to say it's a softer than average copy. Keep in mind, I love the "softness" that the 50L can introduce and this ain't it.


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Oct 09, 2013 10:07 |  #22

This is my own fault, I was too stupid and listened to my photo friend who said that 1.2 is usually soft like that. I just listened to him but I should've got more advice.

I don't blame the buyer after reading the replies here.


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Oct 09, 2013 10:07 |  #23

Can you show us another picture, maybe a portrait or something?

As someone pointed out, closeup work isnt the strength as the 50L is usually softer at MFD because of the lack of a floating element

Maybe the softness isnt an issue so much anymore with a real subject like a person...


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PLLphotography wrote in post #16358037 (external link)
I was just curious as to the terms and conditions you laid out in your ebay auction.

I believe in most cases, when I sell on ebay, it defaults to "No returns accepted".

Thats just a copout. If it truly is a soft lens and was not mentioned in the ad, then the right thing to do is return the money, including shipping costs. Hiding behind fine prints is just wrong....




  
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Oct 09, 2013 10:13 |  #25

I wasn't meaning for it to be a way out.

if I buy a lens and it's not sharp out of the box, I micro adjust it if need be. I don't assume a lens will work perfectly.

There's no information as to whether the buyer has micro adjust capability...whether or not he's just simply not using the lens correctly, etc.


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Oct 09, 2013 10:15 |  #26

Here's a portrait.

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Oct 09, 2013 10:17 |  #27

PLLphotography wrote in post #16358080 (external link)
I wasn't meaning for it to be a way out.

if I buy a lens and it's not sharp out of the box, I micro adjust it if need be. I don't assume a lens will work perfectly.

There's no information as to whether the buyer has micro adjust capability...whether or not he's just simply not using the lens correctly, etc.

Agreed. If someone buys a lens he is responsible to know its flaws. Not because bad copy, more that it is a softer lens because it has no floating element. Its the way canon built it.

But if its truly a bad copy, then its the OP to decide to be the nice guy or 'hiding' behind fine prints. However, we can not judge as the shots he showed are most likely at MFD, which is anyway a bad thing with this lens.

If we could see some portraits or real life subjects we could judge better...


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Oct 09, 2013 10:17 |  #28

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Thats just a copout. If it truly is a soft lens and was not mentioned in the ad, then the right thing to do is return the money, including shipping costs. Hiding behind fine prints is just wrong....

Well that's what i'm going to do but NO I won't refund shipping when I added sample shots to the listing.


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Oct 09, 2013 10:19 |  #29

Here the cards turn more towards your side. If this is f/1.2, and the iso was a bit too high (which explains the noise and minor softness) i think it is NOT your fault. That said, it could be a tack sharper, but i think this is an acceptable lens.


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Oct 09, 2013 10:21 |  #30

I am uploading some more photos at 1.2.

Thanks a lot for responding.


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