effect of small scratch on rear elementgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), June 26, 1999.