Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/12

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Subject: [Leica] Further adventures of a lens abuser
From: ruben at (Ruben)
Date: Thu May 12 01:06:09 2005
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I was recommended ARAX in the ukraine - a member of the 
(rangefinderforum) had his summicron lens cleaned, front element repolished 
and re coated for 30 USD + 8 USD shipping.

I am currently waiting for an answer form ARAX if they can clean and 
repolish the front element on a summarit 1:1,5 50mm that i got with an M3 of 
ebay - I will be happy to share my experience with ARAx as soon as In get it 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Ridings" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Further adventures of a lens abuser

> Mark Rabiner wrote:
>>>Borrow an old one first. I have one. I'm still thinking about a 2.8
>>>Elmar (the new one). I think this is a clear case where you would really
>>>be happier with the new one. If I ever do get one (a modern one), for my
>>>dream walk, then I'm sure the old one will sit on the shelf. It's ok,
>>>the the added flavor isn't the best.
>> Did you have yours cleaned?
>> It's that Whale blubber again.
> I think you're probably right. It's sitting on the M3 right here beside 
> me. It's not "hazy" or anything, but it doesn't have that crystal clear 
> Leica glass either. It probably needs a cleaning.
> Are there people you can trust with cleaning lenses? Taking apart 
> something mechanical is one thing, put optical components? Can the usual, 
> DAG, Sherry, do this?
> Daniel
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