Should there be any play in the Panasonic 25mm 1.4 focus ring?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by StevieW, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. StevieW

    StevieW Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 6, 2014
    I'm hoping somebody could answer my question. I have the possibility of buying a used panny 25mm from a friend of a friend. I've used it and it the photos it produces are amazing. The body and optics seem to be perfect, but I've noticed some slight backward and forward play in the focus ring (fraction of a millimetre). Is this normal? None of my other lenses do this.

    I guess I'm worried that this might be sign of something about to go wrong!

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. StevieW

    StevieW Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 6, 2014
    A more helpful camera shop assistant has answered this for me. Apparently some do. His has the same amount of play as mine anyway.
     
  3. Anthonys

    Anthonys Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 17, 2011
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    Anthony
    Yup, mine has a tiny bit of play if you concentrate !
     
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  4. StevieW

    StevieW Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 6, 2014
    Cool. Your reply is more reassuring than the shop assistants. My wallet is going to take a hit though.