Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M3 viewfinder killing eyeglasses - was Photographer's Block
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 08:32:55 -0500

> At 05:11 PM 1/21/02 -0500, B. D. Colen wrote:
>>Come on, Marc. It may be an option for you. But I know I would never want to
>>go back to glass lenses and have to carry that weight around on my nose all
>>day. There are, however, some really good coatings now for hardening plastic
>>lenses. I've had glasses for six months, a year, without a single scratch of
>>any kind.
> I have bad eyes and my glasses are not light -- but glass is the best way
> to go.  The weight is meaningless.  The heaviest pair of glasses weigh a
> LOT less than does the smallest Leica lens, after all.
> I do agree about modern plastics and coatings, though.  I am experimenting
> with a pair of plastic glasses at the challenge of my optometrist, and I
> have now had them for two years, and they work fine so far.  I have not
> babied them -- but my M3 has yet to mark them in the least.
> But, still, glass is the way to go.
> Marc

I do not know what all the fuss is about with plastic lenses, mine have been
plastic for more years than I can remember and nary a scratch.

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