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it was a "new to me" 300 f/4 AF ED IF" from KEH. I posted a question April 25th titled ,"What do you guys and gals think?" After considering my budget and my needs, I decided to try a "bargain lens", a 300 f/4 with a dented filter ring.

I called KEH to ask if I could get any more information on the condition of the lens. The sales person got the information I was looking for, called me back, and I decided to take a chance. The lens is in what I think is very good condition other than the ring dent. Glass is clean, finish is good and it functions flawlessly. It is missing the internal screw in filter, and has no lens caps, which they told me about. Other than that, it is great! Here are some quick samples.

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I bought it for $349.00. What do you think. Did I get a "Bargain". Honest opinion appreciated. I will undoughtedly be looking for the internal 39mm UV filter. If anyony has an extra, please pm me.

Thanks for all your information and advice concerning the 300 f/4 on the other post, and thanks for looking.
 
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Thanks everyone. I am thrilled with it right now. I know it's not very exciting compared to some of the equipment I read about here, but it is the best telephoto I have owned.

I'm sure glad I'm not shooting film now. I would be broke just from today, LOL. For lack of anything better in the yard, I'm shooting dead dandelions again, with my kenko 1.5x.
 
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Only thing separating it from the 300 2.8 is a light stop or two It's a prime, and will perform well! Enjoy, and no regrets!
 
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Nice lens! I don't think you'll need a UV filter as UV light doesn't affect digital as much as it did with film.

So how do you cover the front of the lens with a dented filter thread?
 
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Nice lens! I don't think you'll need a UV filter as UV light doesn't affect digital as much as it did with film.

So how do you cover the front of the lens with a dented filter thread?
AN inexpensive solution is one of the new Op/Tech Neoprene ("spandex") lens covers stocked at B&H. Just measure the outside diameter and select one with the best fit.
 
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So how do you cover the front of the lens with a dented filter thread?
Haven't gotten that far yet. Others here have mentioned OP/TEC covers. Will look into that. Thanks for the information on the internal filter. So far, looks like it is not that important unless to help keep dust out of the front portion of the lens. As you probably know, the aperature blades are exposed.

I have a rear cap.
 
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