Bryan Posted October 1, 2020 Share Posted October 1, 2020 (edited) 1 hour ago, Betty LaRue said: As far as photography things go, the only thing that failed on me was a tripod head and the venerated Nikon 24-70 lens that I paid Big Bucks for. It became stuck at one focal distance. Turned out to be a common flaw. A shame, it took cracking photos. It was out of warranty so I sold it to someone who took it apart and fixed it. My hair turned white just thinking about having the guts to do that. I had the equivalent gruesomely expensive Canon 24-70 f2.8 Betty, and it was never right from new. A couple of trips back to meet its maker brought about some improvement - including an alleged replacement of a lens cluster - but it was always soft down one side. It was bought for work and at an early stage in my photo career, had I received it now it would have gone straight back and a refund or replacement demanded. You live and learn. However I later bought a used Canon 24-105 f4 and that lens is (I still have it) a cracker. On the downside it suffers from CA and there is a fair amount of distortion at the wide end, but it is SHARP, which, strangley enough, I feel is an essential prerequisite for any lens ( brings me back to bemoan some of this modern junk that I have tried). Sadly I find it too heavy to carry around these days, but I can't bear to part with it. Edited October 1, 2020 by Bryan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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