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#1 Simon Wyss

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:12 AM

Friends, beware!

 

Lenses appear with eBay and other marketplaces that lack the front element. People simply remove the generally most scratched element to be able to present pictures of mint glass. The lenses, however, are ruined and worthless. Example this RX-Switar:

 

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https://www.ebay.com...KcAAOSwESNZ8yrK

 

An Angénieux P3:

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https://www.ebay.fr/...KoAAOSw2gxYtC3o

 

Or am I over the hill?


Edited by Simon Wyss, 02 December 2017 - 02:15 AM.

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#2 Samuel Berger

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:39 AM

How sure are you that these are missing the front element?


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#3 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:02 AM

Pictures are not clear enough to be judged but there definitely is something that looks funny about the Switar.
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#4 Simon Wyss

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:21 AM

I know the lens, believe me, there is definitely a piece of glass missing under that securing ring.


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#5 Simon Wyss

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 02:16 AM

Erred completely, I don’t know what’s come over me. The Switar is in order.

Remains the Angénieux, there I am certain that it lacks glass.


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