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09-09-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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M50/1.4 dissassembly and cleaning - easy or not?

title says it all,
why I'm asking? I saw (held and tried) M50/1.4 in good external condition but with big oily stain on the inside. I didn't seem to affect the IQ though and the price was only 19. Is it worth it? would I manage to clean it?

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I suggest to find normal F1.4. I constantly see them on ebay quite cheap, bot 19 pounds, but not very much either.
Repairing oily blades will take time, as you need almost completely disassemble the lens and clean from both sides.
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could be a cool an inexpensive way to learn from the inside, heck if it works, you're happy, if not, not a big loss either.

I would do it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tr13 Quote
I suggest to find normal F1.4. I constantly see them on ebay quite cheap, bot 19 pounds, but not very much either.
Repairing oily blades will take time, as you need almost completely disassemble the lens and clean from both sides.
sadly I don't do ebay. And in UK (London) pawnshops 50/1.4 (M & A) go for around 90 ...

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For 19 you can't go far wrong. I have dismantled and cleaned lots of lenses recently and 50s are pretty straightforward. If you get it and need some pointers there are plenty of people here who can help.
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