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50/2.4 is this a defect?
Old 01-05-2012   #1
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50/2.4 is this a defect?

saw this on ebay. as you see the lens does focus past infinity, a little but simply noticeable.

ask this since every single one of my leica lenses stops exactly at the center of its own infinity mark.

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Old 01-05-2012   #2
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Slight defect, but probably does not have any optical effect. Should be priced accordingly.
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Old 01-05-2012   #3
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Gee, it looks lined up to me -- particularly since the lens is turned slightly to the right in the picture. The key question is whether it causes the rangefinder image to go past infinity; that would be a problem.
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Old 01-05-2012   #4
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<insert joke here about going past something that inherently cannot be exceeded>
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Old 01-05-2012   #5
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<insert joke here about going past something that inherently cannot be exceeded>
To infinity, and beyond!
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Old 01-05-2012   #6
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after looking hard at my copy for a minute, I decide that it has the same "defect".

Razor sharp focused at infinity.
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Old 01-05-2012   #7
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<insert joke here about going past something that inherently cannot be exceeded>
Like the common cliche in US sports: "We gave it our all--110%."
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Old 01-21-2012   #8
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Is this a RF lens or a distance meter?
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Old 01-21-2012   #9
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Is this a joke? I mean it might be past by 0.1mm if I tilt my head and squint my eyes. Some people...
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Old 01-21-2012   #10
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The metric infinity is more spot on than the imperial one, as befits those fussy Continentals and Canuks with furry snow mittens on. ;-)
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Old 01-21-2012   #11
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Jesus, you people stare at eBay photos too much. I can't imagine anyone even reading something into that. I've gotten bizarre questions about my eBay photos too, some really crazy.
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Old 01-21-2012   #12
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warp speed..?
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Old 01-21-2012   #13
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Milch, this will have zilch effect on anything.
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Old 01-21-2012   #14
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Such a lens sells for $800+ ?
WOW. It looks very beautiful on the ebay auction site.
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I thought it was just me. Maybe infinity really is further away than it used to be
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Old 01-21-2012   #16
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I thought it was just me. Maybe infinity really is further away than it used to be

Well, the universe is expanding after all, so...

Or: if you focus really fast, you will compensate for this blatant error in the time-space continuum... Harf harf harf
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I thought it was just me. Maybe infinity really is further away than it used to be
This must go along with it getting much darker as well, necessitating ISOs above 3200.

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It must be a Chinese copy
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No, actually this is made from rigid Industar-50 in Ukraine.
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