Is there haze in my lens?

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mcalderon94 New Member • Posts: 6
Is there haze in my lens?

Hi community,

I just got a beautiful Contax 139 + 50/1,7.

the camera works great and the lens seems to present no problems optically (already tried it with a digital camera and saw no issues).

However, I see the lens has a circular “light shadow” “burned” on the front element and I’m not sure if that’s haze or something else. I imagine maybe it got exposed to the light for a long time or something like that... I’m new to film cameras and lenses, so sorry if I’m just thinking too much about it!

i’m attaching a few pics. Its very hard to get on camera, but it’s definitely visible in person, though, as mentioned, it seems to show no effect to the image.
i was initially surprised by the blue tint on the lens, but I understand that’s due to Zeiss coating

anyways, thanks in advance for any thoughts or comments

Greetings from Spain!

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