Are you smarter than a 55-300? For this Bigmos, the answer is no.

Started Jul 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP paulkienitz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,281
Re: Lens underperforms, dropped and scratched, return it?

KL Matt wrote:

Hi Paul,

(Unfortunately, I already scuffed the hood by dropping it in gravel.)

You dropped the hood or the entire lens?

If it was the entire lens, that could explain what looks a lot like decentering.

In either case, I don't see how you can return an item with scratches and expect to be refunded the purchase price. The vendor certainly can no longer sell this item as new.


I dropped only the hood, and the scuffing is very slight... still, I have my doubts about them accepting it as new. The screw-threads in the tripod foot are all scraped clean, for instance, and there may be a bit of a nick in the paint on the foot's edge...

It appears that B&H's policy in cases where it doesn't quite measure up to new is to ding the customer 15%.  I can live with that.

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