Quote Originally Posted by LiamG View Post
Or even from 'reputable' dealers... you should look at the pile of 300 f/2.8s (35mm) I went through during the last 6 months... enough fungus to start a mushroom farm.
Dear Lord no! I buy lenses from miscreants and reprobates exclusively.

I once traded for a 9 1/2" Dagor/Compound, at a camera show. The Dagor has a gouge just about in the center of the rear element. That dirty rotten scoundrel relieved me of a pre-AI 50mm f:2 Nikkor-S, and he didn't even give me any India ink to black out the scratch! @#$$%@@#&%&##+&.