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    I sent them an email, to see what they are willing to do about it.

    I guess I use it as a paper weight, hadn't thought of that, but I was taking photos of it on a sheet of paper on the hood of my car, and I noticed that it kept the sheet of paper from blowing away.

    I guess I am old fashioned, anything that affects the usability of what you are selling should be noted specifically in my mind. Personally, I think they should just toss defective items, it is not good business to pass problems on to your customers. I have had good luck with KEH in the past, but this is the first, and will be the last time I buy something from them with a rating of UG. I would point out that they would only have had to add one word to their listing to make the condition of this lens clear, "fungus". and I would not have bought it. That and "separation" are about the only problems with a camera that I do not feel competent to repair.

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    If that is how you feel, then you should have bought a higher grade.

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    I bookmarked that list, thanks, Brian.

    You guys really think something like this will not affect the image too badly?

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    The problem with just trying it is that I do not at the moment have a lens board to fit it.

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    I'd ask them if they'll accept it in exchange for a nicer lens. Whatever the outcome it's two lessons learned; 1. Be sure you understand what all terms mean, 2. Only gamble what you can afford to lose.

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    Old-N-Feeble, funny you should say that.

    I was just thinking that my problem is I am spending what gamblers call scared money. What I spend on my hobbies basically is coming out of the food budget, I really no longer have any disposable income at all. Trouble is that without my hobbies I might just as well roll over and die, they are what keeps me interested in living. Like a lot of older people without family, the other choice is sit and watch television, and I can not stand television. Then our health often curtails our activities, I do not ride the bicycles much anymore, for example.

    I keep buying things cheap then have to spend a lot of money fixing them up. If I had the cash up front, I would be much better off buying things in good shape, but then I would not have all the fun, if it can be called that, of fixing them.

    I was also thinking about when I first bought something from KEH, and it has to have been back in 1981-82, because it was a grip for a Super Technika. The scary thing about fungi, to me, is that they are alive and they spread getting into more and more stuff. This, I think, is going into a zip lock baggy until its fate is decided one way or another.

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    You might have a nice soft focus portrait lens!

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    OhhHHHHhhh, that is a purdy lookin' fungi there. I'd just ask em to upgrade to the next level in exchange. Their policy is pretty damn straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf;1344314e
    What I spend on my hobbies basically is coming out of the food budget, I really no longer have any disposable income at all. Trouble is that without my hobbies I might just as well roll over and die, they are what keeps me interested in living. Like a lot of older people without family, the other choice is sit and watch television, and I can not stand television.
    Graywolf, what's your hobby? Acquiring photographic equipment or taking pictures? Taking pictures doesn't require much gear and I gather that you already have enough gear to take pictures.

    Re new gear, I've pretty much stopped accumulating. Took inventory, found that I have more in working order than I can carry, not to mention use. And since my neighbor the Zeiss collector died I haven't had the devil whispering in my ear.

    Y'know, you could read more. Walk more. Take up writing. Find a new hobby. Re that last, I find to my considerable surprise that in my retirement and second childhood I've taken on a translation project. Not what I'd ever expected to do and not very expensive, either.

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    I would not look twice at a fungal-infection on a lens, anywhere on a lens. Fungus is a live organism. It will spread/etch over time, even a long period of time. Fungal spores released during removal are extremely hazardous to health; probably best to incinerate the lens. Sad but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf View Post
    Old-N-Feeble, funny you should say that.

    I was just thinking that my problem is I am spending what gamblers call scared money. What I spend on my hobbies basically is coming out of the food budget, I really no longer have any disposable income at all. Trouble is that without my hobbies I might just as well roll over and die, they are what keeps me interested in living. Like a lot of older people without family, the other choice is sit and watch television, and I can not stand television. Then our health often curtails our activities, I do not ride the bicycles much anymore, for example.

    Me too, LOL!! I'm spending a lot more than I should on photo gear even though I should be selling instead. Getting old and watching TV? Nahh... get on the forums and BS with your forum buddies instead... more therapeutic and far more interesting.

    I keep buying things cheap then have to spend a lot of money fixing them up. If I had the cash up front, I would be much better off buying things in good shape, but then I would not have all the fun, if it can be called that, of fixing them.

    I used to think that way... then I got lazy.

    I was also thinking about when I first bought something from KEH, and it has to have been back in 1981-82, because it was a grip for a Super Technika. The scary thing about fungi, to me, is that they are alive and they spread getting into more and more stuff. This, I think, is going into a zip lock baggy until its fate is decided one way or another.

    Makes sense to me.

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