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Lens was bad for unknown reason

tobey bilek

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35 2.0 ASPH made flat dull images.  I probably bought it used some time ago and now pics are not Leica sharp, low color  saturation and contrast.   I borrowed a known good one to compare.  Comparison was started by shining a light from both ends looking for internal fog.  Glass LOOKED CLEAN except for some dust front & rear.  Most blew off but some were stubborn.  I wet cleaned with some Pec Pads cut into quarters and eclipse (99.9 % pure alcohol).  This is same material made for cleaning sensors.  

Got a short beak in overcast and got one pic which was Leica quality.  The next day was clear sky and I did a dozen pics and they were all what I excepted.  The known good one was never on camera.

The lesson is clean your lenses because they can have some film on them that you can not see and the flashlight will not show it.  

Pec Pads and Eclipse came from Amazon


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