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Tips for Buying a Used Camera Lens

Tips For Buying A Used Camera Lens

Tips For Buying A Used Camera Lens

Tips for Buying a Used Camera Lens

Tips for Buying a Used Camera Lens. Love photography, of course not only want to have a camera, but also want to have some other photographic equipment / equipment. One of the equipment / photographic equipment that will be needed is the  lens . Different types  of camera lenses  that sometimes require you to have it, especially for you who make photography as a profession or your income.

Tips For Buying A Used Camera Lens

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However, buying  the lens  course not exactly cheap, especially for you who have a budget  mediocre. An alternative you can do is buy used photographic equipment, because used lenses certainly have a lower price than new lenses. However, when deciding to buy a used lens, you are required to be more careful so as not to buy the wrong one. Below are some tips for you who want to buy a used lens.

1. Do you want to buy online ? When buying online, make sure that the online store has   a good track record. Likewise, when you buy lenses in a shop not online, you also have to  recheck  how the quality and reputation of the shop and shop owner – where you can find out in advance about the price of their products and services.

2. Open the   lens aperture at the largest opening in each lens. Each camera brand is different, you name it Nikon, which you can do by sliding the aperture lever  on the back of the lens. However, for Canon it will automatically open when it is not mounted  on the camera. When the  aperture is  open, aim the lens in front of a lamp or bright place if you want to see no / no dirt or mildew.

3. Point the lens towards the lamp or use a small flashlight to see if there is  scratch on the lens. You can move it in front of the back so that you will see the shadow of the lens elements inside.

4. If there are lights, gently rotate the lens and look inside the lens. Check for loose parts or loose lens components. To check that there is an unusual noise, then put the lens in the ear.

5. Check the  lens mounting mechanics. Make sure that none of the back of the lens is cracked, broken or missing.

6. Then check the thread ( thread ) for the filter in the lens. Make sure the thread is still perfect because if there is a dent ( dent ), most likely you will not be able to use filters. Try installing a filter in that section. There are used lenses that are sold in a filter attached state and usually the filter is rather difficult to open. If you find a case like that, don’t force open the filter because it will damage the lens. All you can do is make sure the  thread  in the filter is installed in a good condition so that you can install a new filter later.

7. Make sure the  hood is  in good condition and can be installed perfectly.

8. Intend to buy a zoom lens  ? Be sure to check all  focal lengths  from small to large and vice versa. Make sure there are no strange sounds and  zooming  can be done smoothly, not faltered, or not too weak.

9. Check  the focus ring  by turning it and pay attention as well as when you check the  zoom  in point 8.

10.  Mount the  lens when you have checked the points above. Make sure that the process runs perfectly and safely, even if you try to  unmount the  lens.

11. Take photos using the largest and smallest aperture at all focal lengths , whether  auto focus  works well or not.

12. Use the newspaper then test the photo several times to make sure the lens does not  misfocus  and know the sharpness of the lens. Also keep in mind that each lens has a different sharpness, so don’t match all lenses that have the same sharpness.

13. If the lens has a VR ( Vibration Reduction ) or IS ( Image Stabilization ) feature or other similar feature, make sure the feature still works well. Set a camera with a  low shutter speed then test photos with these features active and inactive. See if there is a difference.

14. When viewing a lens ad that you will buy, there are usually other equipment. Don’t forget to note what completeness is provided, for example boxes, boxes, manuals,  pouches ,  front  &  back covers ,  hoods , or  tripod collars .

15. Finally, when buying photography equipment, it is also important to make sure whether there is a guarantee or not. Before you make a transaction, make sure whether or not there is a warranty provided in the purchase of the lens. If so, how long and for what conditions. Then if possible, ask for a receipt as proof of transaction, to make it easier for you to know the  record history  of each lens you have.

Used or new, whose name is photographic equipment is still not cheap. Therefore, it is very important to take care of him. Especially if you buy it from your own savings, of course it will feel more valuable. Good care will make you more efficient, because the usefulness of your photographic equipment will be more durable and long lasting.

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