Salvaging lens with damaged front coating
I just put a question on photo.net Leica forum (" Older 'cron 50/2 - removing front element for repolishing") about a problem with my Summicron M 50/2, which has badly damaged front coating - looks like milky fingerprint or something on the front element. Anyway, I'm thinking about having the front element repolished, thus *removing* the remaining coating, which is hazy anyway, and is practically unusable outdoors.
Since the lens still gives good results indoors with no backlighting, I'm still not sure whether this is the best way. But, I guess the results should be better without *any* coating than as it is now - with a milky, hazy smudge on the front...
Any thoughts on this?