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Subject: [Leica] Black vs. Chrome lens quality
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Apr 12 08:51:59 2004

Theoretically, there's no quality difference - but...

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Craig Roberts
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 11:45 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Black vs. Chrome lens quality

B.D. asked (fairly enough): "Have you had any problems with this lens
with its "lightly constructed and somewhat roughly machined barrel
components?" ...

Well, the focus ring seemed a bit out of round, which caused the focus
to bind a bit at one point. Re-lubing helped considerably. Admittedly,
the lens could have been the victim of rough handling or other damage
from a previous owner. I was just wondering if the chrome versions were
more robust.

In fairness, I've never had a Leica component suffer irrepairable
damage. It's tough stuff.


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