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hassy 50mm - C vs CF?

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ig molinav , Feb 28, 2013; 10:30 a.m.

Hi,

You have to be careful when buying older C & C T* lenses, as some of them have developed an internal hazing on the elements. This hazing can be readily observed if one holds the lens above a table lamp with both lens caps off. The hazing can reduce the sharpness of a lens & is possibly one reason many find the performance of the older lenses to be somewhat disappointing.


I am interested in buying a 50 mm. C lens. It is not even the C T* lens. The price I am having it offered to me is $340. It may, (not sure yet), go down in price to $310-320. I don't know if it is a good price. With regard to the quote above, I am not sure how do you mean with the table lamp. You mean, the light of my desk lamp, pointing down on a piece of white paper. Then, I take the lens with the diafragm wide open and I look through it. If the lens looks a bit "milky" and not super clear, like any clean kitchen glass, then the lens is "hazed". Would I be right doing that kind of assertion? Would you have any other recommendation or way to go about it?

I don't live in the same city where the person selling it lives, so before I make my way some hundred miles or kilometers in his direction, I would like to ask him that. Among the pics he sent me, there were no "frontal pics" of the lens wide open against a white iluminated surface.
Thank you in advance, kind regards,
igmolinav : ) !!!


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