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07-07-2014, 11:48 PM   #1
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SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 mold and cleaning

My 50mm Takumar had developed some mold behind the front element.

How easy are these lenses to strip down and clean? Is there an online guide somewhere?


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Here's a useful video. It's for a K-mount 50 but the construction might be similar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by officiousbystander Quote
Here's a useful video. It's for a K-mount 50 but the construction might be similar.
PENTAX-M 1:1.4 50mm Cleaningしてみた - YouTube
It's not.

The tip for removing the front ring applies, but almost nothing else does. There is no need for a spanner to remove the elements on a Takumar lens. At least not for the Super Takumar or Super-Multicoated-Takumar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dave_walton Quote
Is there an online guide somewhere?
Yep - Pentax 50mm f/1.4 strip-down instructions - Let us know how you make out.


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