Having some problems with a new 85 1.2 - is this normal?

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Having some problems with a new 85 1.2 - is this normal?
Oct 24, 2009

I just received my new 85mm f1.2 L from Amazon, and even though I am (almost?) certain that it will go back, I need to know before I order a replacement if this is normal for this lens (I highly doubt it though).

To make matters worse, the huge nut that holds the front element in place has some strange marks as someone tried to tighten the lens (see below the samples)

sample 1

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sample 2

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sample 3

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sample 4

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sample 5

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These are the marks that I was talking about above (should have tried to get a better sample but I am pretty upset about this $2K investment ...):

  • red arrows -> it seems that someone tried to tighten the lens

  • pink arrows -> some marks on the threads

  • orange arrows -> hard to see, but there are some marks on the nut behind the front element as well.

Any thoughts?

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Cheers,
Gene

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