Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/07

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tough lens coating
From: "Steven Blutter" <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 04:58:57 -0500

even birds have good taste - would never happen to leitz glass -:)

- --Steven Blutter--
- -----Original Message-----
From: Joan & Ken Lee <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 3:08 PM
Subject: [Leica] Tough lens coating

>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