Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Front Element Scratches
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 20:09:56 -0700

At 12:31 PM 5/1/98 -0400, you wrote:
>At 11:32 AM 5/1/98 -0500, Shawn London wrote:
>> If you manage to 
>>get a lens with a good front element, I would put a filter on it to 
>>prevent further scratches from cleaning (to which this lens and other 
>>older ones are vulnerable).

*Modern* Leica lens coatings are not soft. If you believe they are, never
ever watch a Leica technician clean your lens. They will carry you out in a
body bag. Unless you use steel wool, sand, or some other gritty compound,
you will have a difficult time damaging your lens coatings.