2 bad lens from B&H, what is the odd

Started Apr 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
coracii Regular Member • Posts: 382
Re: Don't let anybody fool you...

carauction wrote:

A bad lens, or perhaps a lens which is out of tolerance, is always possible. And yes, two in a row is also very easily possible....extremely possible. Whoever judges these lens' condition back at the shop could very well have their own itinerary.....no doubt about it.

And a lens that needs to be packed very meticulously for shipping, like a used 200 F/2 whose lens hood is mounted incorrectly in the box, thus badly scratching the barrel in shipping...yes this happens. Then you reorder and find that the next one is badly front focusing...happens very, often...yes 2 in a row!


Yes, it is possible but in this particular case the OP was incorrect in their analysis that they had received two bad lenses in a row. They didn't understand how a macro lens functions and made a wrong assumption that the two lenses were broken. A little research or a phone call to B&H would have resolved the issue without the first lens being returned and creating the new/used lens dilemma.

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