Quote Originally Posted by cyberjunkie View Post

From the quote above, i get that you had a lens element permanently damaged by lubricant outgassing.
Are you sure?
well, sherry krauter told me that, i have to assume she was being honest. Apparently it happens a lot with 1950s leica lenses. she had to replace an element, which was why it cost $175 plus shipping and handling.

it's a great lens now.