Totally dropped, owner be lying


no... he didn't dropped it, only hammered it a little...


He didn't drop it, it just fell


That's as much a bubble as an axe wound is a beauty mark. That's not a "bubble", it's a crack. Shake it around, you'll probably hear shards rattle in there. On the other hand, owner might be telling the truth. Maybe it didn't fall. Maybe something heavy fell on it. Lens is fucked beyond bothering. 100% ignore.


Or shipping ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


\ here you go, little fella


Lol bruh look at that dent


I deal with camera repairs at work and we never blame people or imply cameras were dropped. We use neutral language like "it appears this lens may have suffered impact damage" instead of "you or someone you know dropped this lens." OP: it appears your lens may have suffered impact damage.


Brings back memories of my job as a software engineer when reviewing one person's code. Old days: "You created a bad customer impacting bug because you didn't increment the counter!" Today: "The counter doesn't appear to be be incrementing. Let's discover the solution." (And I give them a participation trophy if available.) Oh, we all feel so much better after this new way. Even the customer must feel better since we don't mention them.


We do it partially to make the customer feel better because we're not blaming them, and you're right, they do feel better when we don't mention them. Mostly it's because it doesn't matter who dropped the lens or if it was bumped and fell off a table or fell from someone's hands. "Impact damage" just means the lens/camera/whatever hit something hard. That's all the technicians need to know. The other details and story are irrelevant and I don't need or care to know that "it was sitting on the dining room table during a birthday party when little cousin Billy came running into the room looking for cake and accidentally snagged the camera strap, causing the camera to fall to the floor. The table isn't particularly high and the floor is linoleum so it must have landed just right to cause this kind of damage. It might have hit a chair on the way down because I thought I heard two bumps but I can't remember."


Yeah, you are working directly with the customer so it makes sense not to blame them. I once was told by a computer shop I was an "idiot" because it was a "user error" and I was wasting his time. I never went back. In my job -- which is pretty far from the customer -- we've gotten so sensitive to not blame anyone, we even are to the point of not mentioning the customer, even if it clearly is not their fault, and rather they could bear the brunt of the issue. It is making work difficult sometimes if it 100% is impersonal. But, yeah, don't blame the customer!


For sure. It doesn't change the fact that the camera or lens or computer or whatever is broken and the superficial details just don't matter. Though privately we often refer to ID10T errors and PEBKAC issues.


Never dropped... ^^^by ^^^me... Is probably what he meant. Always read the fineprint.




You know when you drop a bar of soap and it has that big flat spot on it? Look at that big flat spot on the outside of the bubble.


Look at the flat spot directly outside of that chipped glass. It was absolutely dropped. I assume that wouldn’t have a big affect on pictures, but the lens may be damaged in other ways that aren’t so apparent as well.




Or just smashed against wall


That absolutely looks like it was dropped and landed on the corner there. Glass looks chipped and the bubble you're seeing is the coating around it. Looks like it's only there though, look out for artifacts in your shot and you may not be able to use your full zoom range. You can probably use it, won't hurt your camera


Never dropped, he just hit it with a hammer, only. Edit: will that affect any image quality at all? NOPE maybe messed up if is super wide. But i dont think this will appear on the image


"It wasn't dropped. It had an involuntary gravity incident."


As everyone's telling you, that's impact damage. Maybe the former owner is thinking "accidentally pushed off a table" doesn't count as "dropped." \[eyeroll\] If you want to keep it instead of complain and return it, do test shots with it, shoot into the sun, and see how the crack is going to affect your images or cause flare/loss of contrast and whether or not, for the price the lens cost you, you can live with that. Insane as it seems, that lens will probably still work, if not work optimally. See: [https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches/](https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches/)


Useful as paperweight; perhaps not so much as a lens ;^>


try it and you'll see if it affects your shots.


Previous owners pants are on fire.


'Never dropped... But I did drop something on it'


I have a Canon FD 200mm f4 with the same problem and I cannot see any obvious problems in the photos. Maybe, since yours is a zoom, it may be a problem at certain focal lengths or distances. Try before you buy and discount it deeply as it has barely any resale value.


>Never dropped \> Literally the whole frame is dented xD


Older lenses can have microscopic bubbles, this os not one of those - it’s damaged


Looks more like a chip than a bubble from that flairing.


Immmi can’t believe the post thinks it’s not dropped


100% dropped, that's a chip. And I'd have serious doubt about the focus range that point.. I'm not sure I'd bother, even if it was at a rock bottom price.


definitely dropped


That’s a dropped lens. Will it affect your shots? In some, probably, but it might not be awful. Some extra flare at least. I’ve shot with lenses that were cracked down the middle and still got good frames, so all is not lost.


i can't say exactly , but more and less will effect on your shot .


On the other hand since the lens is totaled, you could mess around with it with more cracks and stuff to see if you get anything artsy out of it, like a kaleidoscope effect.


Never dropped, Only used as a Projectile.


>Will it affect my shots? Take some photos with it and find out.


This would also affect the light passing thru the glass


You can take a picture with it and see how much of a difference it makes


It will depend on light coming in from specific angles