Buying a 90/5.6 Fujinon SWD which was dropped and realigned?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Should I be wary of buying a 90/5.6 Fujinon SWD which was dropped and realigned by a reputable company 2 - 3 years ago? According to the seller the lenses weren’t touch in the incident and are still impeccable today. Should I ask for the realignment to be checked because it has never been done since?
I will be grateful for any opinion or advise in the matter.
-- Thierry J. ROY (email@example.com), December 13, 2000
I'd just look for another lens.....for my piece of mind. Unless the price were LOW.
-- sheldon hambrick (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 2000.
Thierry: I would agree that another lens might be better. There could be internal stresses with the elements that could cause problems later, even though it has been a couple of years. If you have to pay for the alignment check, it might be cheaper to just go ahead and buy another lens. I might consider the lens if it were quite cheap. It might test o.k. If the damage were very slight from the drop, it might be fine. I would demand the right to test and return the lens if it isn't satisfactory. I realize I'm rambling, but it depends upon the damage.
-- Doug Paramore (email@example.com), December 13, 2000.