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I have a Leitz Wetzlar Summicron 1.2 50mm lens with a frozen focal ring. Is there any way to fix this short of dismantling the entire lens?


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Try a drop or two of lighter fluid on the seam. it should loosen it. The lube is caked and the fluid many times liquifies it. (go easy with it.) Leicamatt
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