Hello, and a rattley lens
This is my first post, so "Hello!" I finally registered after "lurking" for far too long! It's a great forum, always interesting and friendly.
I've used rangefinders for a fair while, starting off with a now sadly defunct Olympus 35RC. I now have a Leica M3 for which I recently bought a 50mm summicron, the version-before-last with the separate hood. I bought it secondhand from a store in London. From the outside it looks pretty battered, with plenty of silver showing through the black, but the glass is clean and mechanically all appears fine. But... it does rattle quite a bit and I'm wondering if something (an element?) could be loose inside. Results-wise, the jury's still out - I've taken some pretty sharp pictures with it, but also there have been some pictures that I'm sure I focused correctly for that look just a little soft. Can anyone else with this lens tell me if their's rattles?