Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/25

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Lens cleaning
From: "Joe Stephenson" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 18:22:30 -0700

Dear Walt,
No offense intended, but the terms "Jap" and "ol' kraut" are "disparaging
and offensive" according to the Random House Dictionary, and probably by
many LUG members.
Joe Stephenson

>BTW, Lighter fluid first (screw ROR) -- or carburetor cleaner!!
>Learned this trick from a genuine Pentax Jap friend.  Gets the
>oil off.  Then follow with (cloudy) ammonia...  Clean flannel
>sheet scrap or well laundered cloth diaper.  Worked in a
>camera repair shop and the ol' Kraut I worked for wouldn't
>allow a piece of lens paper in the joint....This was Stumpf
>Photo Optical, Houston, Tx. -- Karl Stumpf -- The most known,
>respected, crotchety, ornery ol' bastard in the free world.
>AND the best (leica, rollei, nikon F/F2/SP etc.) repairman
>in the south 20 years ago..........I'm proud to say that I
>learned 10% of what he knew, and I was a damn good repairman
>until the A1/F3/X700 put ALL of us out of business (by choice).
>CU later, Walt