mold on lens/leica

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  1. desi8888

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    fungus inside lens/leica

    I have a older Leica Summicron 35mm that has mold growth. should I send it to leica or is there a better alternative?

    grateful for any advice. :smile:
     
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    Sherry Krauter(Golden touch) or DAG will be less expensive.
     
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    Second the recommendation for Sherry Krauter...she is great!

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    I too highly recommend calling Sherry. Some years back she resurrected my 35 summilux from the dreaded mold creatures. Just know she is a night owl so its best to call her late in the day.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Focalpoint may be overkill. It really depends on how bad the mold is and whether it's eaten the coating.
    It takes a pretty long time for that to happen so the technician you use is up to you.
    Focalpoint also has an excellent reputation but if the lens doesn't require recoating I think either one of the earlier mentioned
    would be just as good.
     
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    but if it needs recoating focal point is the way to go?