Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/12/01

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Subject: [Leica] Retro Blast... IIIA and a Summar
From: pklein at (Peter Klein)
Date: Thu Dec 1 00:00:35 2005

I'm going to chime in with one little proviso:  With an older optic, 
sometimes the difference between a crap lens and a beautiful one is just a 
CLA.  For $40-$80, DAG or Sherry or the other usual suspects can get all 
those years of beached whale oil off of your elements.  The difference can 
be astounding.

"If you buy it, de-schmutzify it!"


At 06:50 PM 11/30/2005 -0800, B.D. wrote:
> >There's a difference Richard - and I say this with all due respect - 
> >between
> >weird and interesting and crap. You're shooting with a crap lens. Not 
> >every
> >photo from the 30s is flat and gray---look at some of the classic stuff.