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    hmm that is odd. I've never even heard of it. I have a 305 G Claron, 80mm Xenotar, darn old schneider gold dot dagor, early version 90 5.6 Super Angulon and have never seen any paint flaking.
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    One other thing: are you going to buy new lenses? Do you mean new to you or new from a shop. If it's the latter, I'd suggest putting a question to the Forum about the value of buying new versus used...

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    I think Schneideritis is a lot like chicken-pox; it'll bother you once but then it's never a problem again.
    Until you are diagnosed with the extremely painful condition of shingles
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Dan Fromm: Point taken. Agree there are definitely worse annoyances than this, but it still seems wrong.

    LJH: Yes, new as in fresh off the shelf. Unless there is really such a thing as a used lens in mint condition. Even if it looks mint, you never really know how it was handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    LJH: Yes, new as in fresh off the shelf. Unless there is really such a thing as a used lens in mint condition. Even if it looks mint, you never really know how it was handled.
    I have never purchased a LF lens new. And I doubt that I ever would.

    Every lens I have purchased (and there's been quite a few) has been as described by the seller. I don't buy lenses with dings or cleaning marks.

    And all have been fine.

    Again, I would suggest asking both here (and on LFF) people's thoughts on buying used LF lenses. Or do some searching. IMO, there's no need to waste money on buying new.

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    It's not like there are brick and mortar stores selling these things used. Unless I can hold it in my hand and inspect it, I'm very uncomfortable buying anything used. I should also add when I check listings for used equipment, people ask ridiculously high prices for anything in excellent condition anyway. Saving a few hundred dollars on a $2500 lens that is 20 years old is not my thing.

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    If you want to get a good deal, you have to bite the bullet and go on eBay, or find a craigslist deal, or an online forum classifieds bargain.

    I don't understand this aversion to buying used... if it's not what you want, you can sell it for exactly what you paid for it, assuming you didn't overpay. That's the beauty of used goods; it's almost like you're just renting it, and sometimes, just maybe, you'll turn a small profit.

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    Well, when I check ebay etc, the prices are all over the place. I don't know what these things are actually worth, or whether or not I'm being ripped off, so the option of reselling frankly doesn't improve my comfort level. I might lose more money, hassle with shipping things around.

    I just don't trust anyone when it comes to high ticket items. Sorry but that's the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    It's not like there are brick and mortar stores selling these things used. Unless I can hold it in my hand and inspect it, I'm very uncomfortable buying anything used. I should also add when I check listings for used equipment, people ask ridiculously high prices for anything in excellent condition anyway. Saving a few hundred dollars on a $2500 lens that is 20 years old is not my thing.
    Boy, I wish I were rich like you.

    The most I've ever paid for a lens was $825 including sales tax and delivery. It was used, is in good order. The current new price -- I just checked -- is $1969. It needs a center filter, current new price $664. I got a beautiful used one for $225 delivered. I raised the funds by selling a used lens that brought more than my new treasures cost. Its buyer was delighted.

    My most expensive lens (when new) listed for $4,900 in 1982 when the manufacturer went out of business. I got mine a bit over a year ago for $200, including delivery. And it is in good order.

    All of these transactions were with distant strangers and were set up via the Internet.

    Some chances are worth taking. Savings from buying used aren't always chicken feed. And used lenses are often in good condition. Used shutters almost always have to be overhauled ... Remember, when you take a picture with a new lens it turns into a used lens.

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    On eBay, you need to look at completed listings (advanced search). People's buy-it-now prices don't mean a thing. And some things come by so rarely that there might not be a completed listing to look at.

    I guess the last thing I'll add is this; I've purchased so many things in my short life that have been used, but have been in functionally perfect condition. Once you get something like that, you can never go back to buying "new" again. Buying used and finding bargains is a skill, and it's one of the few skills that pays off in an immediately tangible way. You can live beyond your means in a sense... particularly in this post-analog world we're apart of.

    Ok, soapbox down.

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