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01-20-2019, 10:18 AM   #3376
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Who is this "Eric" that I see reference to, that does CLA's?

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QuoteOriginally posted by John Brown Quote
Who is this "Eric" that I see reference to, that does CLA's?
The goto Pentax repair guy -> Pentax Camera Repair

There is a sticky post -> Change of Address for Eric

There is a counterpoint thread Can't recommend Eric any longer but I believe there are far more thumbs up then there are thumbs down.

Another thread with many more pages of comments -> Pentax repair by Eric Hendrickson

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QuoteOriginally posted by John Brown Quote
Who is this "Eric" that I see reference to, that does CLA's?
He’s CLA’ed over 40 cameras for me since 2009 (half of them sold on to get something else) and repaired many a damaged or dried out lens. If you have a mechanical Pentax that’s needs a once over, get it done now. Eric is getting old.

There is a younger technician at Advance Camera in (I believe) Portland who is developing a good reputation.

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I may as well toss in a good word for the camera techs I use, who happen to be local to me. But they do mail order. Professional Camera Repair. They work on everything, from antique view cameras to DSLRs. They are fast, reasonably priced, but most importantly, they do good work. I had them do a CLA on my LX a couple years ago, and they did a good job.

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Taken from my still life practice today. My Spotmatic F, serviced by Eric two years ago, and with three lenses:

- CZJ Pancolar 50/1.8 electric (serviced by a famed Chinese technician this winter for sticky aperture blades)
- Mir-1A 37/2.8 (serviced by the same technician for stiff helicoid)
- Volna-9 50/2.8 Macro (bought near mint in China, and very sound mechanically without the need of service)

For my M42 system I don't use my two Takumars (35/2 and 50/1.4) that much because of the yellowing, and usually the to-go lens is a tough battle between the Volna-9 or the Pancolar.

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For my M42 system I don't use my two Takumars (35/2 and 50/1.4) that much because of the yellowing
Why don't you get rid of the yellowing with some exposure to UV light?
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Why don't you get rid of the yellowing with some exposure to UV light?
I've tried the IKEA lamp method, but apparently my lenses are too old and considerable yellowing still exists after several days of treatment. For now my Takumars are mostly used as adapted glass on my digital or used with B/W film.

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QuoteOriginally posted by butangmucat Quote
I've tried the IKEA lamp method, but apparently my lenses are too old and considerable yellowing still exists after several days of treatment. For now my Takumars are mostly used as adapted glass on my digital or used with B/W film.

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The standard windowsill / sunlight on the rear element with aluminum foil wrapped around the front for a week or two works. My S-M-C Tak 50/1.4 is gin clear after that treatment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by butangmucat Quote
I've tried the IKEA lamp method, but apparently my lenses are too old and considerable yellowing still exists after several days of treatment.
In my experience the IKEA lamp method takes far more than a couple of days. I have a yellowed 105 f2.4 and after three weeks it was significantly decreased but not gone.
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Let me introduce a freebie I was given a few days ago. "I don't think it works, maybe you can make it work."

OK....a new battery arrived today and EVERYTHING works. The body is in nice shape. The lens has been around the block a few times cosmetically, but the glass looks great.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The standard windowsill / sunlight on the rear element with aluminum foil wrapped around the front for a week or two works. My S-M-C Tak 50/1.4 is gin clear after that treatment.
Unfortunately sunny days are a luxury here in Saratoga. Might be able to do that once I graduate and return back home for the summer.

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QuoteOriginally posted by abruzzi Quote
In my experience the IKEA lamp method takes far more than a couple of days. I have a yellowed 105 f2.4 and after three weeks it was significantly decreased but not gone.
Unfortunately I broke my last IKEA lamp, might just get a new one.

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