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Playing around with a stock 18-55 and a Sigma 70-300 ...
Now, with an SMC Takumar 105 and a CZJ Flektogon 35 too ...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cleaning a Flektogon 35mm (chrome barrel) ... (3/3)

Now, time for the big cleaning. I tried at first with the optical lens cleaning fluid, then i had to go on with the Zippo fuel. Using the "cotton fiocs" first, and the micro fiber cloth after, it has been quite easy to wipe out the haze from the inner element of the front cell ...

21. After cleaning all the lenses, i just reassembled them, starting from the rear element of the cell, and then the front one. Then, it was really easy to screw in again the front cell on the barrel, and the name ring ... The Flektogon was starting to live again ...
21 - IMGP4765

Since the intervention seem to succeed, the whole surgical team decided to pose for my Pentax 85mm ...
22 - IMGP4772

... and for the Flektogon itself, in convalescence ...
23 - IMGP4782

As you can see, the horrible haze has totally disappeared ... Surgery successful :-)))
Flektogon indoor test - IMGP4789

... And some outdoor testing at f/8:
Flektogon outdoor test - IMGP4864

... and at f/4:
Flektogon outdoor test - IMGP4868

... and the last one at f/5.6:
Tomatoes by Flektogon - IMGP5317

The Flektogon wishes to say thanks to Rick Oleson for his advices, to Castorama (French supply store) for their cheap "lens opening tools" ;-), to the Dream Team for servicing, my Pentax-K 85 for the pictures ... and to my friend who allowed me to use her kitchen table as surgical bench ...

Note that i have put some notes on the pictures, you can see them by browsing my Flickr photostream by clicking here.

May your lenses be with you ...

In Kimi and Felipe we trust.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the successful surgery. It looks like you've saved a nice lens.

May 18, 2008 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger IndianaDinos said...

Hi, thanks. It is really a great lens. I have both Flektogons 35 (f/2.8 and f/2.4), but i prefer the color rendering and the bokeh of the f/2.8 to the sharpness of the f/2.4 ...

May 19, 2008 at 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you figured out how to take the focus ring out?

April 19, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger IndianaDinos said...

No, luckily enough i never had the need to do it ... But i think i saw somewhere on the net some service manuals ... Will check my links ...

April 20, 2011 at 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..i own similar lens with similar issue...great thanks to you ...a superb job done! Kudos.

December 9, 2013 at 6:25 PM  

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