View Full Version : effect of small scratch on rear element

james norman
26-Jun-1999, 11:54
I am considering buying a Schneider 150/5.6 APO Symmar that has a small mark on the rear lens element. The mark is about 1/8" long and is fairly well off-cente r. (photo available at http://www.psalm1.com/camera/ ). Will this type of flaw have any noticeable effect on the quality of my negatives?

sheldon hambrick
26-Jun-1999, 12:35
IMHO, I don't think the mark will have any noticable effect, BUT I find it very strange how JR could call a lens 'mint' that has a mark on the rear element.

Richard Fish
26-Jun-1999, 13:40
I too feel fairly strongly that you won't see any effect. However, it would be fair for you to give it a try prior to purchase. Dick Fish