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« on: September 15, 2013, 02:43:08 PM »
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Hi all,

A quick question.

I just looked today at a second hand 24mm TS-E mkII in what looked to be immaculate condition.

I was comparing it to another copy of the lens.  Both had the same date code on them.  The serial numbers were about 200 apart.

This copy was missing the 'red locator dot' for lining up with the body?
It was also noticeably lighter than our main copy?

I've never seen this before. 

Did Canon either change the make up of this lenses materials, or change if it had a locator dot or not?

Any thoughts/experiences appreciated.

Thanks

Andrew
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Glenn NK
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 07:07:18 PM »
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I've never seen a Canon lens without the red (or white) alignment dot.

Perhaps it wasn't glued on securely.

My 24TSE has one.

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 02:16:20 AM »
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I've never seen a Canon lens without the red (or white) alignment dot.

Perhaps it wasn't glued on securely.

My 24TSE has one.

Same with me. Never seen one without a dot. It's especially useful on the TS-E 24mm II because of its rotating design, you cannot guess the correct orientation of the mount that easily based on lens inscriptions or infinity focus marks because they rotate.

My TS-E 24mm II also has a red dot.

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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 02:26:20 AM »
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The red dot must have fallen off.
As with the others my 24 mm TSE has a red dot.
Can you see where it was supposed to have been?

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 03:40:42 AM »
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This copy was missing the 'red locator dot' for lining up with the body?
It was also noticeably lighter than our main copy?

I've never seen this before. 
Thanks

Andrew


Those Canon dots must be very well and substantially engineered to be so heavy!

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2013, 04:09:33 AM »
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Those Canon dots must be very well and substantially engineered to be so heavy!

Well done Rob!
I had completely missed the unintended.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2013, 11:18:02 AM »
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Well done Rob!
I had completely missed the unintended.

Tony Jay


Blame the corn flakes.

;-)

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2013, 12:43:33 PM »
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Thanks everyone.

Those Canon dots must be very well and substantially engineered to be so heavy!

Rob C

Quick quick thinking......
Must be some canon secret alloy of plutonium....
 
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Same with me. Never seen one without a dot. It's especially useful on the TS-E 24mm II because of its rotating design, you cannot guess the correct orientation of the mount that easily based on lens inscriptions or infinity focus marks because they rotate.

My TS-E 24mm II also has a red dot.

Cheers,
Bart

This is what alerted me too it.  I'm so used to looking for the dot, as I have no idea what orientation I left the lens in last time I used it. 

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Blame the corn flakes.

;-)

Rob C

You're on fire rob!


It was all a bit fishy, the seller was a 'student' who had two copies of this lens - what student owns 2x $2500 lenses?
It made me wonder if it was a repaired version of the lens...
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 03:15:21 PM »
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Counterfeit goods from China?
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2013, 01:25:00 PM »
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How about Korean instead of Chinese? Samyang/ Bower/Rokinon?? Their tilt shift lenses have OK optics but all plastic internals and they weigh half or less than half of the similar Canon or nikon TS lenses with some Canon cosmetics added by your seller. You can see the internals on those lenses on the lens rental dot com site as they did a complete take down with photos plus a critique.
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 02:17:29 PM »
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Thanks guys.

All these thoughts came to mind....
No sale to me on this one.
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2013, 05:41:49 PM »
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Counterfeit goods from China?

Shouldn't be hard to detect - take an image - one should do.  LOL

Glenn
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