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So I finally leave to run some errands and of course when I get back there's a big box waiting for me in the driveway

Not Ascends fault, this is totally on UPS as they never updated the tracking scans at any point in the process.
Glad it wasn't raining, wet, or snowing.

will get it set up tonight and try to take some pics.
Yeah for it never works out that way, I usually get home to find out they sent the package "signature required" which of course was never mentioned when I ordered it, can't wait to see your pics.

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Apologies for the quality of the pics. Cheap phone, and my hands aren't as steady as they used to be.

There are are some odd reflections, but I took shots from each end so you should be able to tell what is an optical anomaly and what is the (quality of) the actual finish.

The third and fourth pics show the satin espresso Sierra 2. Unlike many other posters, I had no trouble at all seeing why they were earmarked as B stock.
The blemishes on the finish are minor, and given the low and indirect lighting in the HT, I can't say I notice the imperfections at all. They were priced and sold as B Stock. That's what I paid for and that's what I got.
Performance wise- while I wasn't overly impressed with them initially, I've come to greatly appreciate what qualities they offer over the more than serviceable 170's.
The Espresso looks MUCH lighter under the flash here. The darker planes visible in the pics are closer to what I see in the room.

The last three pics are an Airmotiv 5 and CBM 170, both of which have basic vinyl wraps compared to the textured paint of the Horizon
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Apologies for the quality of the pics. Cheap phone, and my hands aren't as steady as they used to be.
That's no excuse!

I know what you mean. I just bought a new Nikon camera kit from BF/CM sales. It comes with a 70mm to 300mm zoom, but no image stabilization. So I ordered the 50mm to 200mm with image stabilization to go with it and will sell the longer telephoto. I know I cannot handle a zoom well without it.

So we understand and thank you for your photos

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