Softness on the edge

Started 11 months ago | Questions thread
OP Kendunn Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: misaligned element

marcio_napoli wrote:

Not in any way trying to be rude to other posters, but guys, don't waste his time denying the obvious.

It's obvious the lens has a misaligned element.

It's showing up even in a reduced web viewing, seriously, it's an obviously faulty lens.

OP, I shoot Nikon (I'm here in this forum because I'm bored :D).

I have a Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 which was somewhat faulty out of factory, but not by much.

I assume it was within QC tolerances, but had one side definitely softer than the other.

That lens got fungus at some point, and was cleaned by a third party assistance, probably without the necessary QC tolerances.

When I got it back it looked like your lens or even a tad worse, so obviously a problem that was introduced by misaligned element, when putting the elements together after cleaning.

Your lens is for sure 100% faulty, that's not even open to debate, I'd exchange it if possible.

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Yeah, I didn't want to be rude either, but there is no way that is a DOF issue!  I've been a photographer for 40 years, shot everything from large format, medium format......M 4/3 and phone cameras, lol.  The lens is not new, not by a long shot, I guess I need to either see about a repair or maybe upgrade to the new 16-35

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