Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/01/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Filters, again, very long.
From: Tony Chang <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 02:19:49 -0500

Hello Ted:

After reading a few debates regarding to this topic, you've finally
conveniced me to remove my UV filters from my 35ASPH and 50 summicron.

Gee.  Thanks.

Tony Chang

>Francesco mon ami,
>If you saw how Leica technicians clean Leica glass you'd die right on the
>spot! :)
>You should watch Ernst Hartmann clean a lens. Now that's a sight to
>Besides I've cleaned my lenses using a tail of my shirt, blown the dust off
>the front elements during a cattle round-up that was so thick that some of
>the frames shot before I cleaned the prairie dust created goreous golden
>glow slides and when I blew all the dust off, I lost the effect of this
>beautifully created dust filter.
>Fortunately one of the frames was saved and used in my cowboy book.
>I generally save worn out cotton undershorts for cleaning lenses, simply
>because you have the softest lens cleaning cloth you can find. After all
>your butt has been wearing it down to a nice soft touch cleaning cloth. :)
>You can't beat them and they're cheap! :)
>The hard coating on the front elements of Leica lenses I understand is one,
>if not the hardest coated lenses of all manufacturered. It may not be true,
>but I was told a few years ago they can stand an awful lot of abuse from
>cleaning before you start to screw them up.