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DeadMansLife
03-06-2008, 18:00
I waited for almost a year for this lens, I got it and now I have to send it back!!!:frown:

There is an ever so small mark on the front element. Just enough to show in pics.

I had plans for this lens for this weekend, I guess I'll have to reschedule.

hwyhobo
03-06-2008, 18:11
Sorry to hear that. Alas, it is yet another confirmation of spotty recent Canon QC.

nipperwolf
03-06-2008, 19:26
I had plans for this lens for this weekend, I guess I'll have to reschedule.

That bites.

Can you rent one for the shoot?

DeadMansLife
03-06-2008, 20:32
It was for a personal shoot that can be rescheduled without much hassle. I just hate to make plans then cancel due to faulty NEW equipment.

Oh well, if it wasn't this it would be the weather.

MrsKitty
03-07-2008, 09:59
Ow. That bites. :sad:

Can you post a pic? I am curious to see how bad it is/what it is.

Be careful. When Nip suggested that I rent a lens a few weeks ago, I bought it instead. :rofl:

DeadMansLife
03-07-2008, 15:28
I couldn't get a pic of the element damage, it was so small it could barely be seen. It does show on images tho. I thought it was dust on the sensor but it was not there when I put the 18-55 back on the camera. I also noticed it in different locations on different images. The front element rotates when focusing with this lens.

here is a 100% crop of the bad spot:
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I know, it's small and easy to fix but it is was not ordered with the lens:upeyes:

No need to rent a lens for the weekend, the weather is not looking very good for the next few days. I'm gonna cancel my plans anyway.

I used the 70-300 to get the pic for my avatar. I cropped out the bad spot.

nipperwolf
03-07-2008, 17:03
Be careful. When Nip suggested that I rent a lens a few weeks ago, I bought it instead. :rofl:

I'm getting ready to send my D200 in for a focus system check, I would like to suggest that you rent a D300 for me. :wavey:

MrsKitty
03-07-2008, 17:09
I know, it's small and easy to fix but it is was not ordered with the lens:upeyes:


Exactly.

Damn, that sucks. :sad:

MrsKitty
03-07-2008, 17:10
I'm getting ready to send my D200 in for a focus system check, I would like to suggest that you rent a D300 for me. :wavey:

Ha! :tongueout:

DeadMansLife
03-07-2008, 20:51
*wonders if MK can rent me a 28-300L*:whistling: