A&P I just got my 85mm lens in... three spots on it. Uht oh

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  1. Creator

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    I bought it used off POTN from a fairly reputable guy. I just got it in (at work) so I checked it over. Both sides of the lens were a 4 out of 10 on the dirty scale so I brushed them off with my lens pen. After all the dust was off I noticed there are three specs on the lens. They are small but I can see them. Using the other side of the lens pen I tried to get them off but no luck. I took some quick test snaps and didnt notice but all i had was a white wall. There was a filter over the lens but it too his a larger, darker thing of mook on it that the lens pens couldnt fix.

    I'm not too sure what I should do. I've already emailed the guy I bought it from letting him know the situation. Im pretty sure there's nothing to do about the filter, but I can't believe he didnt notice this before. Any thoughts? The lens is frikken sweet, I'm excited to use it, but if i need to send it back I wnat to do it asap and find a different one.
     
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    Sunny 16 shot, go.

    If the spots are on the front element they probably wont show up.
     
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    They are on the front.

    Sunny 16?
     
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    F16 and take a picture of a clear sky, if you see any spots it's either dust on the sensor or the lens
     
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    F16 - 1/100th - ISO100 of a bright blue sky. ANY obstructions on the sensor or lens will show up.

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    Beat. :Owned:
     
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    why bother with the sky? I do the white wall thing at like 22 while moving the camera.
     
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    Because "WhiteWallWhileMoving 22" doesn't sound as elite as "Sunny 16". :o
     
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    How much did you get the lens for? I just got one off of FM and its was super clean. I love this lens.
     
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    i thought my lens was dirty, so i changed it and took another "sunny 16" pic, and damnit, my sensor is dirty
     
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    I can't guarantee a perfectly white wall.
     
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    hence the moving part you dbag.
     
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    I'd still take perfect vs. variable. And I like that you don't like me. :)
     
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