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New 50 Summilux; liquid on outside barrel?

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I recently purchased a brand new unopened 50 summilux f/1.4 asph lens in silver and when I unpackaged it I noticed a clear liquid on the outside barrel of the lens. I was able to wipe it off but wondered what it was? And whether I should exchange the lens for a different one? Inside the lens it looks fine at the moment and not sure if liquid would have seeped inside. Just wandered if anyone had a similar experience. I want to make sure nothing is wrong with the lens since I spent 4K on it.

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Highly unusual, in all my life I never opened a box of any "dry goods" that was anything else but dry. When you say clear liquid I read it liquid was transparent in appearance. We need to understand was it water like or oil like - sticky. Did you wiped it away with a cloth or dared to touch, or lick even, to establish what type of liquid?

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I ordered it directly from BH Photo online. It was a clear liquid, not condensation, on the outside. Im guessing it was some kind of Oil because it did not look like water or condensation.

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It was a clear substance and not sticky. It just seemed odd. Kind of pissed because I don't want to worry about something being wrong with the lens.

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I would be laughing to if it wasn't my lens I just spent $4,000 on but since it's my lens I am just annoyed.

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Not seen a 50mm Summilux Asph without oil on the aperture blades and I thought at first that this was what you were referring to.

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Jokes aside, if this worries you, which is understandable, you should explain the situation and send it back for a replacement.

Peace of mind is priceless.

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There are lubricants inside Leica lenses and bodies.  But Leica does not oil the outside!

 

Condensation is the only thing that makes any sense.  I'd just use it.  

 

Congrats on acquiring a great lens.  Looks especially nice in chrome...

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Did not experience liquid, but mine developed a lot of play after a month of use. Had to go to Wetzlar to be taken apart and assembled again.

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UPDATE: Emailed Leica and they said the only way a liquid was on the barrel is if it seeped out of the Lens do to high heat. They suggested i exchange it with dealer. So im sending it back for another copy. Better safe than sorry.

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Are you sure you weren't just drooling when you opened it?

 

Lol, i wish it was my drool. I was very careful to hold it by the cap when I first opened it to inspect it for quality. Something I've never had a problem with other Leica lenses, always perfect. Makes me wonder if dealers know to store merchandise in cool conditions. Lenses apparently don't like heat.

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Perhaps they were having cocktail party in packaging department at factory.

Liquid must be harmless because you are still here.

Enjoy you lens and dont forget to show us what you took with it

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