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08-20-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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Help!! Condensation Super Tak 35/2.0

Just received a Super Takumar 35/2.0 today. Upon examination there appears to be condensation and very small drops (of water?) on one of the inner elements of the lens. Doesn't look like fungus (what do I know) but maybe what you see described as fogging. What is the cure, if any? Store with a desiccant for a week, a month, a year? Expose to direct sunlight? Send it to Eric Hendrickson? Send it to Mike Cash?

I have a 3 day right of return and have asked the seller for an extension of this time, but right I need your expertise quickly.


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08-21-2008, 03:17 AM   #2
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Only send it to me if you never want to see it again.

I'd probably send it back and go on the hunt for another one. They don't come up as often as the 35/3.5 (which is a pretty common lens), but they're not so rare that I couldn't watch and wait for another chance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
Only send it to me if you never want to see it again.

I'd probably send it back and go on the hunt for another one. They don't come up as often as the 35/3.5 (which is a pretty common lens), but they're not so rare that I couldn't watch and wait for another chance.
You are probably right. I've got a nice 35/3.5, but I want the 2.0 mostly to be my main prime on my K100DS.
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Leave it in the sun for a day and see if that dries it out.
It will probably need to be disassembled and cleaned though.

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If you have time, can you post a photo of the condensation?
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Got an Email from Eric Hendrickson. He says it is probably oil and he can fix it.

Also found this this morning David Image Photography - Asahi Super-Multi-Coated 35/3.5
Any thoughts?
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No further help required. Goes to Eric in the morning.
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