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    KEH Grading is very generous

    Hey guys,

    I just got in a Summiron 35mm F2.8 Leica lens with goggles today. They are generous with grading. They were marked BGN and swear it's perfect condition. Do find they are very generous with what you received?

    Todd

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    I've bought UGLY stuff from them that most anyone else would post on eBay as MINT-. No hesitation on BGN from them anytime.
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    That's par for the course with KEH. I've bought from them for 18 years and they have never disappointed me.
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    Hmmm. Well, I just had to send back a BGN Nikon F2=S because it was definitely not that good, more like an UG (BIG dent by film advance lever, possible warped back), and not an F2S because it had a DP-1 finder.

    They're paying the shipping both ways and promising to make sure the exchange is an EXC (at extra cost to me) AND an F2-S, but still ....

    some days you hit below par, I guess. I'm told they have new owners. New ownership rarely bodes well, in my experience. Gotta pay off that debt somehow...
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    I had some luck with Ugly stuff in the past. However, the last two purchases were mixed. one lens had some pretty significant fungus and haze. I returned it. One had separation but I kept it since it was minor - I hope it stays that way.

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    I wonder how many times someone has said this on apug. Yes, they are generous.
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    There's a massive "buying from KEH" thread. My experiences have all been excellent.

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    got a Nikon FA @ bgn that was not generously described. Its missing more parts than the description stated but cheaper than ebay auctions at the time so not complaining.
    "If its not broken, I can't afford it."

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    I sent them a Fuji 135mm for CLA and they returned it without shipping cost saying they did not have the parts to adjust it. ???
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    I did buy BGN grade lens before. At first look, they looked pristine. On second look, it looked great. On third look, I noticed some internal haze. Shipped it back and received a refund.

    I usually buy EX+ or higher. They do make mistakes. I had non-functional, mixed up shipping, etc, etc, etc. But they stood behind their promise. In the end, no loss or little loss on my side. I still buy from KEH.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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