My elmar is from '58, and it's the same. I've gotten used to it, so I don't really notice anymore. When I bought mine, they had three elmars to choose from, and all of them were the same, so I think it's pretty normal.
The shooting gallery includes:
Black Konica Hexar AF, Leica M2 with a C/V 1.7/35, Leitz Elmar 2.8/50, KH 2.8/90, Kowa 6, Bronica ETR, Canon Powershot Pro1, Nikon F4s with a 50mm 1.8/50, Ricoh GR-D, Fuji Finepix S2 with a 24-120 3.5-5.6 G VR