My SLR Magic HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95 Review!

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: My SLR Magic HyperPrime LM 50mm T0.95 Review!
In reply to SLR Magic, Oct 16, 2012

SLR Magic wrote:

It is October now and for the two months you were using the lens you did not email us you are having issues despite the great photos you shared.

Wrong. Please check email on June 22.

I received an email from you on the 21st that the lens was shipped. I received the lens on the 22nd. I emailed you THAT SAME DAY about my initial impression.
Here is the email to be exact if you've forgotten it.

"Andrew@ SLR Magic,

I just received the LM Hyperprime (RF coupled) via UPS. Thank you for the shipment. Since I am at work, I will not have the chance to look at the lens until afterwards.
I did, however, noticed a few things and would like to ask about the lens I just received:1) Is this lens my personal unit that I purchased back in April or is it the Evaluation/Review Unit?2) The unit I received has a black front-ring with the word "Stealth" engraved.  at f/16 is not rounded. Instead, it is an oddly, disfigured square/circle.aperture3) The  ring has what seems to be several paint chips (signs of use?).aperture4) The edges of the focus ring and 5) Two holes in focusing ring has "red residue" What are they?
It would be great if someone can clarify this with me. Looking forward to your reply!" 
Why are you telling people I didn't address my concerns to you?
So you see, I had already notify you some of the major concerns highlighted in my detailed review.
And here is your reply.

Kind rgds.,
Have you tried using your lens yet?
during shipping. In the US they use a blue residue for example.
The red residue is to prevent the screws from getting loose from bumps
machine made knife. It is the nature of hand made specialty products.
example, a hand crafted knife does not have a perfect edge like a
We have it made as much like a  mass production lens as possible. For
lenses from (e.g. Japan) you may even have saw markings on the lens.
is normal to look like this even when brand new. If you buy hand made
The lens is only used by the lens maker. It is a hand made lens and it
the opposite way.
 opening. It kind of worksaperturenot have a perfectly round minimum 
 throughout mayaperture. However, lenses with a round apertureminimum 
 range may have a roundaperture throughout the aperturedisfigured 
 is made as round as possible. Usually lenses withapertureThe 
a volunteer as we do not sell the Stealth version to public.
only offer it to testers but you wanted it so we asked if you could be
 you requested to purchase the Stealth version instead. We +May 7thOn 
and testers can purchase the Stealth version of the 50mm T0.95 lens.
"The version you purchased is a brand new Review unit. Only volunteers
The fact that you said the condition of my lens was normal even brand new is shocking. Rarely do I ever buy a new lens to find markings on it. Never, to be exact.

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