Leica Elmar 50mm 3.5 Front Element Removal?
I have a Leica 50mm 3.5 Elmar with a good bit of dust inside. It's the type with the front element retaining ring that has the notches for a spanner wrench. I want to remove the front lens element so I can remove the dust. However, I can't seem to remove it. I remove the front ring easily, then there's a small black plastic spacer under this, which I take off. But, I can't get the actual lens out. I've read and seen that it should easily come out with a piece of tape. But not for me. Any suggestions on how I can remove it? Aside from just sending it off?