paid to much for Leica 25mm f/1.4 ?

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paid to much for Leica 25mm f/1.4 ?
Jun 29, 2012

Most of what you can read on the net is true. Great lens, somewhat bulky but great IQ. But fabrication quality is not good for me. I just got it today. It worked for two hours. After that it started to produce strange noises when I move the camera around. I can see the blades of the diafragma moving all the time making a harsh metallic/plastic noise, far to loud as it should be. The lens was tested in the shop, dead quiet, fast focus. But not after a while at home.

It is like a machine gun firing shots all the time and when it locks into focus it's like a cheap kit lens from a 99$ dslr.

I called the shop, they had only one in stock, so I'm stuck for a few weeks with my Canada trip coming soon. I'm pi....ed. Over 500 euros for a small prime and that is the quality I get.

Please Oly, make me a 25mm f/1.4 so I can ditch the Pany/Leica.
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Cheers, Phil.

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