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Subject: [Leica] Vaseline & Leica, a good combination? (Elmar-M 2.8 50)
From: leicamshooter at (G Medina)
Date: Sat Jul 23 10:47:06 2005

I failed to mention that the first part of my question
was in reference to the current Leica Emar-M 2.8 50mm.

--- G Medina <> wrote:

> Andrew Nemeth writes:
> "Occasionally a       tiny smear of Vaseline on the detent
> knobs at the rear of the lens barrel cylinder will
> help keep the mechanism smooth and reliable for
> hundreds of clicks."
> My question is does anyone do this periodically, and
> how does one know when one should bring out the
> vaseline? I've also heard a reference to vaseline in
> the a Leica M book that came out recently. In the
> book
> the author was making a reference to using vaseline
> on
> the lens mount. I wonder if regular house hold
> vaseline is adequate? 
> Thanks for your comments.
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