How much do you think it would cost to fix this lens?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by macandal, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. macandal

    macandal Member

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    So, a Sigma lens that shows these "symptoms":

    How much do you think it would cost to fix this lens? Thanks.
     
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    Hello

    Even if it was in stellar condition it would never be a decent lens!

    Keep the haze and use it for soft focus
     
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    If the quote is a seller's description and you're considering buying it, I'd say walk on.
    Keep looking unless it's going for very little $. Why buy a fixer upper?
     
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    2nd that it's a poor lens in the first place worth very little even if mint.

    Ian
     
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    I'd pass on that. I just finished disassembly and cleaning a 28-80 zoom with 13 elements. I was not able to get to every element, and left a few surfaces with some haze. In that condition the negatives and resulting prints still have very good contrast and sharpness. So, if you potential lens actually shows a "hazy center" in the pictures, it is pretty bad, and perhaps worse than the seller knows or is describing.
     
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    Thanks all.