Help needed - Telophoto lens cleaning.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Denis Marier, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. Denis Marier

    Denis Marier Guest

    I still have my old telephoto lens 1:35, f = 200 mm made in Japan for Image.
    This telephoto has not been used for about 18-20 years. It was stored in a
    leather container. I had no problem cleaning the outside of the lens with
    the appropriate cleaner.
    Then I noticed that the inside of the lens located close to camera were not
    I would appear that over the years humidity and internal material dried out
    and coated the inside of the lens.
    At this time, I see two slots indented in the lens external metal frame. I
    presume that these slots are meant to unscrew the lens. If this is the
    case, how to I turn these slots counter clock wise to remove the lens.?
    Where can I get the correct tool that will not damage the external frame of
    the lens while I unscrew it. Or am I not taking the right approach.
    Any help would be appreciated

    Denis Marier, Feb 6, 2005
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  2. Denis Marier

    Alan Browne- Guest

    That may be fungus.
    I would suggest you to take it to a local camera repair shop (that does
    repairs on site) for examination and estimate to clean.

    Determine if the lens is worth the cost of disassembly, cleaning and
    reassembly. Likely $60 - $100, possibly more.

    Sorry if that's not what you were looking for.

    Alan Browne-, Feb 6, 2005
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