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.


    Right corner

    Left corner

    I can see it in most of the test 'scapes I shot. Waaah!
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    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...