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02-20-2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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FA 50 1.4 focus ring

I was looking at a FA 50 1.4 in a local pawn shop and could feel a "click" when turning the focus ring.
It seems to happen about 4 times when turning the focus ring from stop to stop.
I had also looked at a used FA 50 1.4 at a local camera shop and noticed the same "click" when turning the focus ring.
In both cases the lens was not mounted on a camera.
Is this normal for this lens?


02-20-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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My FA 50 1.4 is smooth as butter throughout the entire focus throw.

edit: a click while turning the focus ring would make me think there is a problem with a gear that is attached to the motor.
02-20-2014, 10:44 PM   #3
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It should turn smoothly. Sounds like some sort of mechanical defect to me.

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Yup. mine is smooth and resistance free all through the range

02-21-2014, 05:38 AM   #5
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Thanks much.
It didn't seem right to me as my K and M lenses are all smooth from stop to stop.
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I've never had a lens click while turning the focus ring unless one of the ball bearings was out of it. Leave it in the shop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Leave it in the shop.
OR: negotiate a substantially discounted price.

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