View Full Version : 50 f2 Summicron-M (tab version) wobble
Hi again, and hope you mind another RF-newcomer query: I'm using a sample of the above lens that has a pretty generous wobble (most;y side-to-side) in the focusing ring (again, this is the version of the Summicron with the focusing tab and no inyegral hood, s/n 348xxxx). Is this a common circumstance in older, well-used Leica lenses, and is it likely to affact optical performance? The focusing action itself is buttery smooth. Also, can a technician tighten things up?
OK, this amounts to more than one question, so be patient with me...:-)
the first I heard of this was in a thread at Photo.net within the past week. Some of the respondents did indicate that this is a common problem. I have the same version 50/2 without problems.
As for service, Sherry Krauter is excellent. She serviced another one of my lenses quickly and for a very fair price in my eyes. Give her a call. She is very frank and will give you her honest opinion.
Was that redundent?
You got one of the WOBBLY ones???? Do you know how rare that version is?
Seriously, it's not a big problem but if it bothers you... send it in to Don Goldberg (alias DAG.) He'll look after you and do a great job on it (and at a very decent rate.)
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