Panasonic refurbished lenses

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Laszlo13
Laszlo13 Contributing Member • Posts: 875
Panasonic refurbished lenses

Does anyone have experience with Panasonic refurbished lenses?

I'm contemplating getting the 14mm 2.5 refurbished for $135.  I know I can return it if it's not up to snuff, but I would prefer not wasting my time.  I was wondering why a fixed lens would be refurbished.  I'm concerned that these are returned units, that were found to be soft or optically sub-par, then simply turned around as re-furbished without anything having been done to them.

I've gotten camera bodies refurbished before, but not lenses.  I'm probably just paranoid.

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