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Decentered?

Bobcat

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I got one of the open box 5N kits from Amazon Wed. afternoon and unfortunately, I think the lens with it is decentered. Bummer to have to send it back as I like the lens otherwise and I love the 5N!

Not the most exciting sample.

f/7.1
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Right corner
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Left corner
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I can see it in most of the test 'scapes I shot. Waaah!
 

Bobcat

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Yeah, this lens pretty much makes the left corner into oatmeal mush! I did find a reasonable deal on a used 5N, so I have one coming to replace the kit I have to send back... :)
 

Amin Sabet

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Most of my lenses for various systems are decentered to one extent or another, so I don't bother to exchange for dust, minor decentering, etc. Yours looks worse than usual, and I would have sent it back too.
 

Bobcat

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Thanks Amin. Good thing is I found a used 5N and a set of lenses, so I'll be all set when they arrive. :) I wonder how the old MF lenses hold up so well for decades...
 
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