Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] re: specks in new leica lens
From: "matt" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 18:29:16 +1300
References: <>

But John, they aren't dust specks, but are what looks like fairly large (in
comparison to dust) paint specks. I just wanted to know whether it is common
occurrence with Leica lenses. I'm not looking for a perfect lens.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "John Collier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] re: specks in new leica lens

> Okay!
> Go to your Leica dealer with your flashlight and magnifying glass. Search
> all the new lenses until you find one that is completely clear from any
> specks. Mount it on your camera and twist it through its full focusing
> range. Now there are dust specs.
> ThIs Is NoT a DeFeCt. iT iS a FaCt Of LiFe On A pLaNeT wItH aN aTmOsPhErE!
> JoHn CoLlIeR, wHo Is TyPiNg WhIlE jUmPiNg Up AnD dOwN!
> > From: "matt" <>
> >
> > I think somehow you have missed entirely the gist of my original post. I
> > merely curious as to whether foreign debris inside a Leica lens is as
> > as two dealers assure me it is. Remember I bought this lens knowing that
> > had specks on the lens. I do not wish to return it to Leica as the lens
> > works fine as previously stated. To somehow deduce from my post that I
> > 'going off the handle' and 'are obviously in the throes of a "he dinged
> > new car!" frenzy, ' is quite extraordinary to say the least.
> >
> > My comment about Leica's QC is still a valid one I feel. Brilliant
> > performance aside, one would expect for the amount of money that Leica
> > products cost, a high standard of cosmetic,
> > as well as mechanical excellence. This clearly is not always the case
> > some of their products.
> >

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