Rokinon 8mm Fisheye FE8M-C focus ring scraping between 0.5m and 0.3m

Started Nov 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
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jjtx New Member • Posts: 8
Rokinon 8mm Fisheye FE8M-C focus ring scraping between 0.5m and 0.3m

I just got this fisheye used from eBay. Appears to be good but I immediately noticed a difference when I turn the focus ring below 0.5m. From that point there is a slight scraping sound and the resistance to turning is slightly higher. Is this normal? I have only used about 5 or 6 slr lenses in my life, but I never noticed this before. Usually it feels smooth and uniform throughout the range of motion. From infinity to around 0.5 meters it feels great, but turning it past there it's definitely different. I have no idea what's going on inside there.

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