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07-11-2016, 04:05 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Amazing ....Takumar Lens Treatment for Radioactive Yellowed Glass

I was just going though some Vintage Lens Repair information on the Internet and discovered THIS.
I cannot believe someone would actually do this to a lens. Don't think I want this Moron working on Anything I own.......lol.

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07-11-2016, 04:17 AM   #2
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After such repair, the affected lenses will surely NOT be able to produce distorted colours on images... Fortunately, I don't have any of those old lenses around to be tempted...
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Overkill. Ball peen hammer more than sufficient for this repair.
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Oh dear, it's this guy. I'd almost forgotten about him. What a sad end for a great lens.

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I thought that this could be cured by exposure to UV. Alternatively he could have just asked the seller for a refund

Mind you It is a terrific tribute to the construction of these old Takumars, It actually seemed to hold up pretty well. I have a broken nikkor 18-55mm - I doubt that there would be anything left of it after such a beating!

Does seem like a terrible waste though.
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I believe this method can also be used for fungus, sticky diaphragm and other lens problems.

I'd rather see it "blowed up real good" by Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Hurok on Farm Film Report...



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Too much like hard work. I think I will just leave mine laying around in the sun.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I believe this method can also be used for fungus
Those lenses which are described as literal fungus farms, with stuff emerging from every crack, probably are justifiable candidates for that. Alternatively you could sell them to this guy. (The book is a delight for kids aged six to ten, even if the descriptions of Bogey photography would horrify most of us.)

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Well-quite brutal solution And all you need to get rid of yellow cast on lenses in most cases is just nail drying UV lamp and some time
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This guy is banned from the Takumar lens club indefinitely
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This is also my recommended repair method to remedy the optical shortcomings of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC


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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
This is also my recommended repair method to remedy the optical shortcomings of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC
Digitalis, I will happily accept any 30 1.4 EX or HSM in K-mount that you want rid of. I will even cover shipping and such.

This is an honest request to help me help you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
This guy is banned from the Takumar lens club indefinitely
I Second That Motion !

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This is also my recommended repair method to remedy the optical shortcomings of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC
You Really DO Have it in for that Lens !!!
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This guy should go visit his doctor for lung cancer diagnose every year after he did that: he smashed the radioactive glass and produced so much radiation dust in the air. From the photos, I can hear his heavy breath; and he inspected the smashed lens quite closely. same as the Curse of the Pharaoh, he received the final fight back from Takumar

I think that was just a joking, the lens might have other issue. At least I took it that way when I saw the page years ago.
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