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      07-27-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
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Buying used lens, but has a dent?

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a used lens, and found this one, which seems like a good deal except for the weird dent on the inside ring. The seller says the lens functions as new. Anyone know if this would affect anything?




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      07-27-2021, 08:16 AM   #2
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It has to be from an impact, it could be superficial or the reason it's a deal. I would pass on it, besides it's just a consumer level lens.
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It most likely has no impact on the lens performance. Try testing it before you buy if possible. Or ask the seller if he offers a return policy. Given its a kit lens and not a pro lens, there are probably several good deals out there for a flawless one
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It has to be from an impact, it could be superficial or the reason it's a deal. I would pass on it, besides it's just a consumer level lens.
That was initial gut feeling too. Thanks for confirming!
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It most likely has no impact on the lens performance. Try testing it before you buy if possible. Or ask the seller if he offers a return policy. Given its a kit lens and not a pro lens, there are probably several good deals out there for a flawless one
It's an ebay lens so I wouldn't be able to try it out and no returns either. I'll pass on this one.
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