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#1 Harry Lime

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:03 PM

I just purchased a set of Zeiss Super Speed T1.3 mk III for S16 (9.5/12/16/25) and noticed that the white engraving around the front element has been removed on all off them (or never was there in the first place...). The engraving noting the focal length etc is present, just the white paint is missing.

 

It's not a big deal, but I did find that curious and wondered if it had been removed to eliminate possible reflections with filters? Or did they come from the factory like this?

 

 

Anyone?

 

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#2 Steve Switaj

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

Yes.

The engravings were filled in with black paint to eliminate reflections.

 

Reflections on... well, everything. The interior surface of filters, the piece of glass you have to shoot through once in a while, mirrored sunglasses, anything dark and glossy right in front of the lens where seeing the letters "YNAMREG NI EDAM - 3.1*T SSEIZ" slowly rotating through the frame might be less than ideal.


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#3 Harry Lime

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

Those clever Germans.

 

That is what I suspected.

 

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