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08-18-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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strange question....

hi, i just picked up a mint super takumar 55/1.8 & have a rather strange question...
i kinda has a super strong weird smell kinda like smoky creosote or diesel maybe?

i was just wondering whether this was perhaps something used to clean the lens or just perhaps because it is so old? (because none of my other lenses have this smell)... & it's weird because i had a old electro GSN that had the exact same smell.

also, was it just the 50/1.4 taks that were radioactive?

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My Russian lenses smell like that but not my Takumar 55. As for the radioactivity in the lenses, you'll be fine, just make make sure only to shoot while wearing a radioactive suit
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Could be it was taken apart and the aperture leaves were cleaned with Naptha??
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QuoteOriginally posted by fccwpe Quote
Could be it was taken apart and the aperture leaves were cleaned with Naptha??
cool... thanks for your input. cheers!


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