Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/11/24

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Subject: Vs: [Leica] How soft?
From: "Raimo Korhonen" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 19:52:54 +0100

Actually it is the early collapsible Summicron 50 mm which has the soft coating. IIRC the DR and rigid have coatings of normal hardness. 
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Lähettäjä: Feliciano di Giorgio <>
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Päivä: 23. marraskuuta 2001 20:04
Aihe: [Leica] How soft?

>I just picked up a beautiful Summicron DR. I've heard all the stories
>about how delicate the coating is on this lens and was wondering just HOW soft
>it really is? If I ever had to clean it, what would be the best way to do
>so? Will the coating be attacked by lens cleaning fluids? I'm guessing wet
>tissue is gentler than cloth. Any ideas? Comments? Warnings?

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