Sailing on the bay

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by beanedsprout, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    Bought an ugly Leica 14-50 2.8-3.5 from KEH the other day. Still haven't been able to figure out what's wrong with it.
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Looks good to me!
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Yep, looks OK to me, as well.
     
  4. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2010
    Any marks on the glass?
     
  5. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    Yes, after posting this thread I checked it out with a flashlight. Looks like someone had opened it up, I'm assuming to repair the focus issue these are known to have. Looks like a scratch on an inner element as well as a fingerprint. Not sure why you would open a lens and not take care. Anyway, best $200 I've spent yet!
     
  6. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2010
    Well, if it doesn't affect the pictures, you got a heck of a deal!
     
  7. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    Holy **** the focus is snappy on my full-spectrum E-PL1. Not sure if it's an Olympus thing or because the camera is converted, but I think I just found my new favorite lens for this camera (and can go back to using my Panny 14-42 on my Panny bodies.