Fantasy Gear Acquisition

stratokaster

Top Veteran
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Name
Pavel
I had one once but I believe it was decentered, it was never sharp. But many of the results I've seen from other users are fantastic.
I believe this lens is unusually prone to decentering defects. I am on my third copy, and all three have been far from ideal. The first one was blurry along the whole left edge of the frame, I returned it to the shop. The second was very blurry in the lower left corner, and the third and the current one is a bit "smudgy" in the lower right corner. I kept it since it was by far the best of the three, and simply learned to work around this flaw by never placing anything of interest into the affected part of the frame.
 
Location
Seattle
Name
Andrew
I believe this lens is unusually prone to decentering defects. I am on my third copy, and all three have been far from ideal. The first one was blurry along the whole left edge of the frame, I returned it to the shop. The second was very blurry in the lower left corner, and the third and the current one is a bit "smudgy" in the lower right corner. I kept it since it was by far the best of the three, and simply learned to work around this flaw by never placing anything of interest into the affected part of the frame.
Thanks for that. It's definitely not just me then. One of the things holding me back is purchasing from somewhere I can return it if needbe, maybe even more than once.
 

rayvonn

Hall of Famer
Location
London
I never knew that about the 14mm, I guess I must have been lucky as mine was great. The one I never had any luck with for the same reasons, was the Oly 17mm F1.8.
 
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