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You're welcome. Every Zeiss I have purchased has been used and its been perfect for my use. I have purchased three Zeiss lenses through Craigslist and one from Ebay. Ebay has fees and you can't try a lens before purchase. CL has its share of risks but I've lucky.
Best of Luck
Have you emailed helen from Adorama? Really bad form to name and shame someone without giving them opportunity to deal with it. Hopefully you've just neglected to say that you have given Helen a chance to deal with it.
You're absolutely right. I did in fact correspond directly with Ms. Oster and she was very helpful in resolving the issue by staying in contact with me. I don't agree with their 'policy' and will take that into consideration next time I need to return something. I have made a purchase since then with good results.
She helped renew my faith in Adorama by simply staying in contact with me.
I own a 5D3 and 24 TSE MK II and Nikon mount Zeiss 21 f/2.8 F2 (that I use on a D800E and the 5D3 via adapter). The 24 TSE MK II and the Zeiss are both extraordinary lenses. Over tho, I prefer the Canon 24 TSE MK II. The image quality stopped down a bit is every bit as wonderful as the Zeiss (microcontrast included) plus you have the movements as a bonus. The 24 TSE MK II is a very large reason why I'm not going all in with Nikon. I highly recommend you consider it of the price doesn't scare you off. Upsides to the Zeiss include wildly sharp corners and the fact it's faster than the Canon as well as a bit better wide open but really, if you don't need f/2.8 or the 21mm, there's little reason to chose the Zeiss over the Canon 24 TSE MK II. Also, once you get used to having tilt-shift, it's hard not have itI totally agree with ak's statement. I have the same 5D3 w/ 24TSE II and Zeiss 35, 50 f1.4, 50 f2.0, 85 and 100
As an aside, I have also owned the Canon 24 TSE MK I and it doesn't come close to either the MK II or Zeiss.
Maybe when pigs fly but I've never seen Zeiss on sale. However, you can buy used and I've had good luck with four Zeiss lenses that are like new. Zeiss, as you probably know, is built like a tank so they retain their value and condition if cared for properly.
If you know what you want, you can seek out sellers from Craigslist or Ebay. I've rented the lenses I thought I might want first from LensRentals or 'that other guy' which helped in my purchasing decisions.
If you choose to buy new, check Amazon and B&H. I would stay away from Adorama....never a good experience there, horrible.....
I've bought from Adorama many times over the last 30 years, never a problem. They almost always get the new models out to buyers first. Amazon is really slow to get new DSLR models in stock, and has cancelled my order for one after I was waiting for two months. I buy a lot from Amazon, but I never pre-order a new DSLR model, its a formula for disappointment.
B&H recently got in trouble with Canon for some unknown reason, and had their initial deliveries of recent models delayed, and their allotments cut. Supposedly, thats been patched up.
If you really miss your autofocus, there is a company that converts your manual Zeiss to AF, but its a bit pricey.
Can you tell us who does that? Conrus converts Contax N lenses (which were made by Zeiss) into EF compatible AF lenses, but the Contax N lenses were already autofocus, not manual.
Best of luck. Let us know what you find out there.
Is it because of camera shake? Are you on a tripod with cable shutter or 2/10 second delay?