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04-21-2020, 08:16 PM   #16
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This lens might just turn into a learning exercise. If I can take it apart, I know I can repaint it. I would need to replace that slide seal though...

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You might try WD40, it's less aggressive and less toxic than MEK but does remove sticky residue from many surfaces.
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One thing that is a positive. With all the handling, and all the scrubbing with different solutions, the barrel slides easily now. I think it was the sticky substance pulling the barrel seal out. So I put the lense on a camera and the af works great. So now it's a really ugly lens. Sticky, part of its barrel markings scrubbed off, and it will more than likely not keep any dust out....but it functions beautifully. 😄
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sam_I_am Quote
So now it's a really ugly lens.
Ugly is not PC. I'd say you've given it a unique patina. Or that it now has character. Post a photo of it in its new glory!!!

What IS ugly? Fungus or delamination of the glass elements/groups or severe scratches on the front element.

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If the markings are engraved on rather than just silk screened ypu may be able ro refill them in with some patience and some enamel paints.
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If the markings are engraved on rather than just silk screened ypu may be able ro refill them in with some patience and some enamel paints.
Lacquer crayons.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Alex645 Quote
Ugly is not PC. I'd say you've given it a unique patina. Or that it now has character. Post a photo of it in its new glory!!!

What IS ugly? Fungus or delamination of the glass elements/groups or severe scratches on the front element.

You are correct, I was not taking its feelings into consideration when I made that comment. Here it is, in its fully extended glory, showing all its character, with its unique and charming patina.

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