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05-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by SyncGuy Quote
It is lens element separation... Can be fixed but quite a hassle...

I've done it before but honestly, it's a hassle...
Tools you'd need:
A large pot
Water
Fire (to warm the water)
UV curing glue
Fine tip whiteboard marker
Steady hands..
Luck
Prayers

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Any info on the process? This might be a fun project on an old lens one day.

05-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by SyncGuy Quote
It is lens element separation... Can be fixed but quite a hassle...

I've done it before but honestly, it's a hassle...
Tools you'd need:
A large pot
Water
Fire (to warm the water)
UV curing glue
Fine tip whiteboard marker
Steady hands..
Luck
Prayers

:/
Interesting recipe. Where did you get it? I have never heard of using UV-curing glue for this task. The original cement is Canadian Balsam and is derived from resin from the Balsam Fir. It has the same refractive index as optical glass.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Interesting recipe. Where did you get it? I have never heard of using UV-curing glue for this task. The original cement is Canadian Balsam and is derived from resin from the Balsam Fir. It has the same refractive index as optical glass.


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So, how is you're lens doing?

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So, how is you're lens doing?
The lens is doing good. I figured it needs to be repaired before the lens separation increases. So put it on marketplace for sale to someone experienced enough to repair it. It is pending payment and shipping.
Btw, putting it back together was a challenge. Somehow the distance scale wasnt properly aligned to the focusing lens. So even if it focused to the minimum distance, the distance scale would show it as at a somewhat farther distance. Didnt notice it till today morning! Will have to take it apart again!
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