Used lenses

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Used lenses

Postby NN109526UL2 » Thu May 15, 2014 12:00 am

I would like to look at some used LS lenses for sale, for my 645DF+ system. How do I tell how old they are and how many actuations or "shots" have been taken? Any tips on the non-obvious items, such as scratches?
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Re: Used lenses

Postby Drew » Thu May 15, 2014 12:59 pm

Purchase pre-owned equipment from a Certified Phase One dealer and you need not worry.
If you find equipment on the second hand market, not from a dealer, the best you can do is contact Support with the serial number and we can tell you whether it's not Stolen but beyond that we'd have no other information to provide.
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Re: Used lenses

Postby NN635349235577216300UL » Thu May 15, 2014 2:22 pm

I just looked into this a few days ago. Even the dealers apparently don't get the information about lens age and shutter actuations when they receive products that are reconditioned at the factory. I find this silly but that seems to be the way it is. I ended up buying a new lens vs the used because I really wanted that information even though they offered the regular 1 year warranty. Love my Phase IQ160 but some of the things Phase does/doesn't do confuse me. Doug at Digital transitions posted a great summary of what "used" means at the getdpi forum in the medium format section if you are interested. He has been great to work with.
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Re: Used lenses

Postby Digital Transitions, Doug » Sat May 17, 2014 3:45 am

Thanks! It's been great working with you as well. We like customers who ask a lot of questions; you should know what you're getting!
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Re: Used lenses

Postby NNN634963469339137151 » Sun May 18, 2014 4:24 am

Your welcome Doug. By the way I have been playing around with the 55mm lens and LOVE IT :D
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Re: Used lenses

Postby Digital Transitions, Doug » Thu May 29, 2014 5:34 pm

Great to hear. I use that lens a lot when shooting weddings. Great piece of glass, high speed sync, and not too heavy to carry all day!
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