I thought iīd share with you guys how the story went on after shipping the lens back. First, here are some photos of the nastiest fungus (and possible separation), iīve seen (pics are 3008x2008, about 600-900kb):
The seller wasnīt experienced at all with photographic gear, and hadnīt even heard about fungus inside the lens. Or separation, or whatever...
So, i told her about these things everything i know. She appreciated it so much that she offered the lens for me for free
! Just because i was polite and didnīt get mad about the defects. I guess it sometimes pays to be polite even towards Ebay -sellers
She also asked KEH if they can repair it. We agreed that if the repair was successfull i would pay for the repair. And thatīs what happened. She sent the lens to KEH, they repaired it and sent it back to her (as KEH doesnīt do repair jobs for foreign customers). Then it was again shipped to me. Today i picked the lens up from the customs and was amazed to see that the repair job had been a complete success !
Not even a smallest trade of the damages are left. Itīs like new
This was by far the strangest Ebay -transaction iīve ever had. It will be nice telling the story of the lensī history to friends and fellow photographers...
As a thank you, for the lens and several trips to the post office, i promised to mail her a print of some of my photographs. I think it will be a landscape photo from Finland printed on some quality paper.