mamiya M 65mm L-A

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  1. mitch brown

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    hi
    i just purchaused a used 65mm L-A and while looking at it i noticed that you can't see the internal lens move when you rotate the floating element ring. i had an older loating element C lens and you could see the internal floating element move. should i be able to see the newer L-A element move also?
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  2. keithwms

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    I can't see the one on my 65 LA move. I checked from many different angles.
     
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    +1

    I cannot see the floating element move on the 50 or 140 either..
     
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    You can see it move, but the movement is incredibly tiny and therefore difficult to spot. Like, a fraction of a millimeter over its whole range.
     
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    IT moves

    The whole front of the lens moves, and it is a small amount. Watch the rim of where the front element is relative to the pieces next to it (the lens barrel). You will see it move.

    The 140 M/L-A moves also, both the front and back elements move a bit on that one. Easily seen from the front or back.

    65 M/L-A is a great lens, btw. One of the sharpest in the RZ lineup, no doubt.
     
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    I just checked my 140 - I see it now. :D
     
  7. mitch brown

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    i see it .
    thanks
    guy's