Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Eric1

New 50 Summilux; liquid on outside barrel?

Recommended Posts

Advertisement (gone after registration)

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advertisement (gone after registration)

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By robsonj
      - Leica M Typ 240
      - Screen protector (already on the camera, the protector has some surface scratches)
      - ThumbsUp grip
      - Leather case (unused)
      - Olympus EVF2 (logo removed, see pic)
      - RRS M240 L Bracket
      - Battery
      - Battery Charger
      - Neck strap (unused)
      - Original packaging and documents
      Everything is in fully working condition. As you can see there is some brassing on the body. The EVF2 I purchased used, the previous owner had removed the Olympus logo. The EVF works perfectly, though I didn't use it very much. The base plate is in excellent condition, it along with the leather case have been stored in the original packaging unused, I used the RRS baseplate on the camera.
      Price includes PayPal fees and insured shipping via FedEx to CONUS.
      Shutter count is hard to know, from the numbering of my dog files I'd say its in the 5000-10000 range.
      Happy to take additional photos and answer any questions.
      I have many sample shots taken with this camera on my Flickr feed for reference... https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=26449190%40N00&sort=date-taken-desc&view_all=1&text=Leica M 240
    • By Winfoto
      Leica Q, neuwertig, inclusive Original-Verpackung zu verkaufen.

    • By tom0511
      Aufgrund Umstieg auf SL2 biete ich hier an:
      Leica SL Gehäuse
      sehr guter Zustand, nur privat und sehr wenig genutzt Es war von Anfang an ein Displayschutzfolie auf dem Display mit allem Originalzubehör und Originalverpackung gekauft im deutschen Fachhandel (Fotogena, Worms) Die Kamera kann auch bei mir in Bensheim nach Absprache gerne besichtigt werden. Fragen bitte gerne stellen.
      Am liebsten wäre mir Abholung gegen Barzahlung. Versand bei Vorkasse wäre auch möglich. 
      Bei Paypal müssten wir über die Gebühren reden.
      Wer nicht die 47MP der SL2 braucht, kommt hier zu einem sehr günstigen Preis den Einstieg in das SL System. Die Flexibilität - SL Objektive, M-Objektive, Voigtländer, Nikon etc., der tolle Sucher und die Leica Bildqualität und Bedienphilosophie machen für mich die SL/SL2 zu einer der universellsten Kameras, die man heute kaufen kann.
    • By Winfoto
      Leica Q gebraucht, neuewertig, incl. Original-Verpackung
    • By Winfoto
      Leica Q gebraucht, neuewertig, incl. Original-Verpackung
×
×
  • Create New...