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Old 23rd January 2017
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Re: Leica Elmar-r 100mm

"The bad news is that the helicoid on the lens seems to need lubrication."

Thanks for the help Harold - it's really appreciated.
However...

You say that the helicoid needs lubrication? How on earth can you say that without having the lens in front of you? Can you explain it to me?
My brain isn't making the correlation between lubrication and lack of infinity focus, especially given that the lens "feels" as though it doesn't have a lubrication problem (it feels fine to me - similar to that of my manual Takumar lenses, though maybe a touch stiffer). And as I said before, when in use the infinity indicator is aligned, this is when the lens stops rotating - just like my Takumar lenses do...

So where does the lubrication come into this?
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