Decentered?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Bobcat, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Bobcat

    Bobcat TalkEmount Rookie

    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!
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    bummer

    That is pretty bad!
     
  3. Bobcat

    Bobcat TalkEmount Rookie

    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... :)
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    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.
     
  5. Bobcat

    Bobcat TalkEmount Rookie

    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...