Brian, it sounds like the rear group on someone's Xenar or Tessar are starting to separate. Canadian balsam is the optically clear cement holding the two rear elements together as a group.
If it is slight, which would be only towards one edge, then the lens may be ok when stopped down.
- Andrew in Austin, Texas -
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