So I found this lens...

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  1. Azriel

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    About five years ago, I found this lens laying on the grass near my apartment. It would get bounced around in boxes for years until I actually took up photography and had it dug out. Turns out it's an L series 16-35mm 1:2.8

    I've taken some shots with it, with some great results. Problem is, there was never a lens cap for it.

    I took a picture of a blue sheet of paper. Someone said it woulddetect scratches. So I did, and I couldn`t find anything. I looked at it real close though, with a flashlight (the lens, not the pic) and I can see all these little teeny nics.

    I`m curious how much of issue this will be. Like I said...can`t really make out anything wrong in my pictures....but I`m also new at this.
     
  2. If you're not seeing any problems, be happy!! What a great find!

    It will take any standard Canon (or after-market) 77mm lens cap. You can order them from any camera store.

    The 16-35 L is quite an expensive lens, at least US$1,500. And it' built like a tank, I'm not surprised it's fine.
     
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    Thanks a bunch. Yeah, the lens doesn't look out of the box but the pictures are great...here's a couple.

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    Incredible indeed! How many times in life others find a "L" lens in their lawns?
     
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    I think I'm going to keep my eyes open... and pay close attention that my bag stays closed!
     
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    OMG! so lucky!
     
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    hum .. I need to pay more attention when I mow my lawn from now on....:lol:
     
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    Yes.. you are one lucky fellow...

    If I had found that lens, there is no way I would have let it collect dust for so long...
     
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    Lucky.
     
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    there was a busted dslr beside it too, looked like someone dropped it of their balcony. Again, this was about five years ago.
     
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    Or someone was not so nicely kicked out the the sig other. :er: Probably figured they were all broken.
     
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    or they were passing it around at a party. The lens had a hood, which looked real beaten up, mostly scratches, its what must have saved the lens. I'm going to pick up a lens cap today, I've been putting it off for a month, and hoping the inside of my kata wouldn't cause further damage.
     

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