Repairing your own camera? Fungus on lens?

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Mitica100, Jun 8, 2004.

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Have you ever tried to 'fix' your own camera/lens?

  1. Yes I have, successfully!

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  2. Yes, I have. No comment!

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  3. No, but I'm thinking about it.

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Great link.

    I took a MF folder with fungus around the edges of the lens, set it with the shutter open on bulb, and put it in the sunshine for a few weeks. Now I don't see any fungus.
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That usually does the trick! And with the sun we're getting down here I can de-fungus just about anything in sight. :lol: :lol:
     
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    frosty3907 TPF Noob!

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    kathyt Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Heck no! I have invested to much money in my lenses to screw them up. I am not a handy like that. I am a member of Canon Professional Services and I send my lenses to them.
     
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    IanG TPF Noob!

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    I wasn't a member when this thread started, however I do sometimes repair my own lenses.

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    and this was the result, optically it's almost perfect now :mrgreen:

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    I've repaired 35mm SLR lenses in the past and will be recementing some older lenses including a Sironat 150mm with separation sometime over the winter.

    Ian
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice job!
     
  8. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice Lens!!
     
  9. IanG

    IanG TPF Noob!

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    Thanks the lens was a £20 ($32) flea market bargain, I showed it to the seller after restoration last weekend at a Camera Fair. Another dealer told me he'd expect to sell the lens for over £200 ($320). I managed to find a flange at the same camera fair and I've also made a set of Waterhouse stops for it.

    So in this case a DIY repair has really paid off, I don't intend selling the lens at the moment :lol:

    Ian
     
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    Psytrox TPF Noob!

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    Thread is from 2004, revived by a seller/entrepreneur.
    Still, kudos on the repairs. Looks great. And good job turning a profit :D
     
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    panblue TPF Noob!

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    :) A worthy ressurection!

    I've fixed some, knackered some. Iris mechanisms I find are where it all can go bad.
    Taking off something without being able to see (underneath/inside) how the mechanism interacts..
    I usually limit myself to internal disassembly/adjustments from the front rather than
    going in via the mount.

    People often recommend workshops on this forum..I'd like to attend a (generic, Japanese made)
    lens repair workshop.
     
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    unpopular Been spending a lot of time on here!

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