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    Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy a lens on eBay. The seller confirmed (a minor?) coating issue. Usually, I wouldn't be too concerned about it, but this one costs around 500 $ (+ tax + customs).

    In your opinion will this (and/or spots around it) affect the final image at all?





    Thanks

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    Not a problem at all.

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    It's difficult to tell from the picture, but that does not loo like a "coating issue". It looks more like a speck of dust. I doubt something like that in the glass would get by quality control. In any event, unless it's fungus -- which it probably isn't -- it's way too small to worry about. Out in the desert, I always have more dust on the lens than that!

    But what lens is that? I have never seen a large format lens marked "FUJIFILM".

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    I don't know which lens this is, but I have 3 Fuji LF lenses. They are readily available and very good.

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by xkaes View Post
    ... -- it's way too small to worry about. ...
    I guess that it is one dot of "Fuji-itis"

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 125mm f5.6

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    If that concerns you, I’d suggest you simply look for another. They seem quite plentiful on eBay for a lot less than $500.

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    Should not cost more than $200 USD tops for an absolute nice condition lens, no optical flaws (spot or etc) and GOOD shutter.
    $500, WAY too much $ for a Fujinon Plasmat in this range of focal lengths.

    As for the spot "defect" optically irrelevant or you will be deeply challenged to find change in optical performance for this lens with a spot.




    Berince


    Quote Originally Posted by Times2 View Post
    Fuji Fujifilm CM Fujinon W 125mm f5.6

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    Re: Is this coating issue something to keep in mind

    Unless that's some super-rare focal length, if you're paying $500 the lens should be absolutely pristine. I personally would be happy to own and use the lens in the picture, no matter what the focal length, because that speck of whatever would not affect my photography in the slightest, and I don't care what my gear looks like. But I wouldn't pay $500 for it.

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