Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/06

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Subject: [Leica] Tough lens coating
From: "Joan & Ken Lee" <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 15:40:06 -0400

This morning I performed an unwitting test of the lens coating on my 105mm
Nikon Macro lens. Even though it passed, I am still glad it wasn't on one
of my M lenses.
I was photographing cherry blossoms against the blue sky when a shadow
passed over me.  A bird had made a very large deposit on my up turned lens.
I rushed inside and carefully wiped the deposit off the lens with a paper
towel and then cleaned the front element with a Q Tip and lens cleaning
fluid  I used a tooth brush to clean out the barrel of the lens.  
The glass looks fine, but there is a slight grating sound when I focus, but
everything looks ok.
Maybe there is something to be said for a UV filter after all

Oakville Ontario