effect of small scratch on rear element

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I am considering buying a Schneider 150/5.6 APO Symmar that has a small mark on the rear lens element. The mark is about 1/8" long and is fairly well off-center. (photo available at http://www.psalm1.com/camera/ ). Will this type of flaw have any noticeable effect on the quality of my negatives?

-- jnorman (jnorman@teleport.com), June 26, 1999


IMHO, I don't think the mark will have any noticable effect, BUT I find it very strange how JR could call a lens 'mint' that has a mark on the rear element.

-- sheldon hambrick (shambric@us.oracle.com), June 26, 1999.

I too feel fairly strongly that you won't see any effect. However, it would be fair for you to give it a try prior to purchase. Dick Fish

-- Dick Fish (dfish@javanet.com), June 26, 1999.

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