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| p.1 #1 · Zeiss 85 1.4 problem (seeking advise and help) |
Hi, I am new here and was advised to seek for some opinions for a problematic Zeiss lens from Pentaxforums.
The story goes like this:
I recently acquired a Zeiss zk 85/1.4 which was plagued with some kind of "white spots" below the first couple of elements. Believing it to be an isolated case of bad luck, I got a replacement copy. Surprisingly, or maybe not, the second copy shows exactly the same problem. Interestingly, the serial numbers of these two lenses are quite distant from each other, making me believe that they are probably from very different batches - meaning this could be a common "defect" for this lens?! There also seem to be a chance of fungus since I got both of them from B&H and they are probably stored in the same place, under the same conditions.
From the lens design, there don't seem to be any gluing of the first few elements which eliminates the possibility of element separation? Additionally, the spots are populated randomly but evenly below the bottom surface of the first element and top surface of the second element.
Finally, it doesn't quite affect the IQ as far as I could tell and I could probably live with it if it is indeed some lens characteristic. Could owners of this lens kindly do a sanity check on their lenses? I thank all of you in advance.