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The focus ring on my 55-year-old inexpensive mystery lens seized up yesterday morning and no longer turns (maybe that’s why it was priced so low).
I spent the whole day moving myself backwards and forwards to achieve focus at the the precise distance where the focus ring is stuck. I’m glad I did that for this shot.
I’ll post a few more images in the next few days.
In the interim, I need to make a decision: do I return the lens, or do I send it somewhere for adjustment?
100% centre crop from a 55-year-old lens that costs less than a Leica lens filter!
(the focus point is right at the centre of the dandelion, and this was shot wide open… I kid you not.)
And here is the original image (ISO = 1250, 1/180 sec, aperture = I’m not telling):
Pretty cool, eh?
This is a lens that most Leica shooters would likely never consider.
My guess is that it’s due for a massive price adjustment.
Wow, this is amazing — I have to give Leica full credit for following through on this.
For those who haven’t seen the announcement, here is the link:
CCD sensor lovers, rejoice!
Related: An Open Letter to Leica