Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/04/12

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Subject: [Leica] Black vs. Chrome lens quality
From: jbcollier at (John Collier)
Date: Mon Apr 12 09:11:32 2004
References: <> <002401c420a0$51b10b70$> <000601c420a2$6c5d4860$>

Old chrome lenses from the sixties and older probably were. I have had 
no problems with any of my newer lenses... well I dropped my 35 Lux 
Asph once ? that could hardly be considered the lenses fault though. 
All my older "better constructed" lenses have required CLAs.

John Collier

On Apr 12, 2004, at 9:25 AM, Craig Roberts wrote:

> This weekend I disassembled a 15 year old black Summicron to clean and
> relube the focus threads and tighten the aperture ring and was shocked 
> at
> the lightly constructed and somewhat roughly machined barrel 
> components.
> I've read that the chrome lenses are (or were) better built. Is this 
> so?

In reply to: Message from SonC at ( ([Leica] London tea)
Message from crgrbrts at (Craig Roberts) ([Leica] London tea)
Message from crgrbrts at (Craig Roberts) ([Leica] Black vs. Chrome lens quality)