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Old July 24th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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I just Stole a 16x Manual!

Well, at least it feels like I stole it. I won it on eBay for a measy $405.00 and it came with a Tiffen Haze 1 filter. So far both the lens and filter seem in mint condition; the glass on both are flawless.

I don't know why it sold for so low, maybe it's because the seller's history was so low, and no body wanted to risk it. Maybe because the auction ended at a bad time in morning on a week day, when most are just starting work and can't mess around on the internet, checking their bids.

I didn't even snipe the the thing. I, too, had to go to work on a job and I left my highest bid a $500 thinking there was no way I'd win; the thing usually sells between $650-$850. But when I came home later that night, I was utterly suprised to see that not only did I win, but I got it for $100 less than I than my maximum bid. Crazy.

Anyway it didn't come with manual so I'm wondering if there are any important things I should know about the lens. Perhaps some back focus tips?

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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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SCORE!!! You win my friend. An excellent buy.

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Old July 24th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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Heck of a deal!!! Just goes to show that sometimes things are worth the risk. I hope be be as lucky when I buy my 16x.

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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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I notice when I focus the lens seems to breath more than the 20x, is this normal? Or is it a back focus issue?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #5
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That's normal, the 16x manual lens does "breathe" when adjusting focus. The only real downside to the lens, that and it's not wide enough when zoomed out all the way.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 09:33 AM   #6
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...And there was me thinking some thief had owned up to swiping mine in Spain..!

Nice catch R.W., it is a great lens to use. There was also a mint Manual 16X that sold for even less than yours a few weeks back in UK, but I was away from the PC and missed the end of auction....damn!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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how come there's a hole on the lens, between the two phillips screws, between the focus and zoom ring?

here's a photo: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG

what's up with that? mr. Hurd? anyone?
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