Dust on new leica lens!

Started Sep 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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harold1968 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,687
Dust on new leica lens!

I have seen surprisingly few of these threads
So assume either dust is not common, or its so common people don't complain

Basically I have just bought a new Summilux 50mm f1.4

There is a single piece of dust between the aperture blades and the front element. Can't say exactly where, looks about half way (depth)

It is also half way between the centre and the side (plain of the lens)

It lights up when a light source is shined in the front of the lens and can be seen when the aperture blades are closed down or open.

It is very small and can't be seen in normal light unless a bright light is aimed at the front of the lens and it is looked at at an angle.

If this was a nikon 50mm f1.4 I wouldn't care, but seeing as this is an expensive lens I just wondered whether its something that people generally accept around here.

I won't have a chance to test the lens fully for a week or so

Thanks in advance for your advice

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