Wanted Front element assembly for EF 28-90 4-5.6 (UK)

Discussion in 'Sell/Trade/Wanted' started by Marcus Rowland, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

    Apr 23, 2017
    London, United Kingdom
    Eos 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm, lots of adapters for other lenses
    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Nikon AF 50mm 1.8, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Vivitar S1 100-500 5.6-8, etc.
    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit
    I've got an EF 28-90 4-5.6 (I think model II but I'm not entirely sure, the label is more or less unreadable) with a badly damaged front element - it's more or less opaque because something weird is going on between the layers of glass, looks like the cement is going bad, but so far as I can tell the electronics and motor are OK. It occurred to me to wonder if anyone here has one that's gone wrong for some other reason. My aim here is to fix it and sell it on, but they don't go for much money so I can't really pay much.

    I've thought about trying the cheapo macro conversion instead, but it doesn't seem to work particularly well with this lens compared to the results I've seen from a 35-80.

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