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It looks clean right?

Discussion in 'Lens Matters' started by mac16, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. mac16

    mac16 New Member

    So i passed on buying the tamron with fungus.

    And i found this canon 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 for 100usd. Which i think looks clean but the seller said it has dusts and doesnt know if it has fungus. Can you guys take a look?

    Thank you so much!

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  2. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Its difficult to tell from the pictures. There is a major difference between dust and fungus though. Essentially any used lens will have dust in it, simply because they can't be sealed 100% against it, air passes in and out with zooming and focusing, all air contains dust, indeed fungus spores enter lenses in this way, the problem arises when moisture is also present for any length of time.

    I suppose one answer is to purchase with the agreed condition of return should it contain fungus.
  3. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    This is the second lens you have asked an opinion on, fair enough why not. However, could you tell us what you are really looking for, and what you already have, the model of camera would also help.

    This lens will work on either a cropped sensor (APS C or APS H) camera or a full frame camera but if your camera isn't full frame the wide end won't appear very wide. If that is OK with you fine but the previous lens was a 17-55 suggesting that you want the wider end for use on a cropped sensor camera. I'm confused as to what you want and what you expect to do with it.
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Impossible to tell. Some of those pics it looks clean, others filthy. The mk ii version of the lens seems to get good write ups for use on APS-C but, as Geoff said, it isn’t a wide angle lens if that’s what you were after.
  5. mac16

    mac16 New Member

    Youre so good!!
    I recently bought the t7i with yongnuo 50mm. I took it out for a casual portrait shoot and its fine but i wanted something creative like a wide lens would give, just to have a very little distortion or environment.

    Im still a student and on a tight budget so any good budget lens that can give an environment/long legs(lol) would be great! My budget would be 100usd only :(

    I was also wondering if i should just get a kitlens. Either the 18-55mm or 18-135mm.

    Thank you everyone!
    Ps sorry for my english. Im from the Philippines:)
  6. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Great, for everyone else's benefit that is a Canon EOS 800D which is a cropped sensor camera.

    I'd forget about the 28-105 for the moment. Either kit lens should be fine and possibly cheaper than the alternatives but see what else you can find within your budget. I am sure the Canon users amongst us will have a better idea than I do.
  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Your English is very good!

    Kit lenses have that name because they are heavily discounted when bought with a camera as a kit. They aren’t as cheap on their own, but I’ve no idea what 100 usd buys in the Philippines.
  8. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    As an alternative to the Canon 18-55 kit lens, you could look for a used older model Sigma 17-70. F2.8 at 17 mm and F4.5 at 70 mm (so better in low light than the 18-55 kit lens which will have smaller maximum apertures). It also has a 'macro' setting at 70 mm which does not focus as close a specialist macro lens, but is ideal for small flowers and similar items. These lenses are common in Canon's APS-C (cropped sensor) fitting, to fit your camera body. It was replaced with a new model that has an F4 aperture at 70 mm, but that is larger, and heavier than the old model - and more expensive.

    I have one of these lenses, purchased second hand in the UK for £125 a few years ago. I use it on an APS-C (cropped sensor) DSLR body with a 16 megapixel sensor and have had some decent 40 x 60 cm and 50 x 75 cm prints done from shots taken with it.
  9. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

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  10. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    69439D9F-306A-4598-B7A3-905B0D85C14B.png And my picture...!!

    I think you’ll agree it’s far from superb! Was returned the same day.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020
  11. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    From the earlier posts, I suspect that buying lenses on eBay is a bit risky. Many sellers do not accurately describe what they are selling, or perhaps don't understand enough about the item.

    Perhaps it is worth buying from a reputable dealer who will have checked the lens and will offer a guarantee (usually 3 or 6 months), even if this is more expensive than eBay. Are there any dealers in the Philippines who offers this type of service? In the UK there are some who have websites that list and describe their stock (they are the retailers who regularly advertise in Amateur Photographer). I have purchased second hand lenses this way and always been happy with the item.
  12. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    With regards to listings on ebay writing things like "condition is used" , "for condition , see pictures" , and so on as a cop out to try avoid "not as described " claims ,they don't work .
    On a listing , regardless of the sellers written ( lack of ) description , it is listed as new , used , refurbished , spares repair etc .

    If it's listed as "Used" , ebays definition of goods listed as this is

    "Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections"

    Therefore it has to be fit for the purpose it was intended for , if it's faulty , it goes back for a refund .
    If known faults were clearly written in the description , that's a different matter .
    But just sold as "Used" means it's in full working order with signs of use .
    Signs of use does not include excessive markings or damage , fungi etc .

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