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RE: Eclair Cameras: Slightly OT - fungus in lenses

Hi All
Interesting post.
I used to encounter fungus a lot in the Middle and Far East.
One possible fix to try is simply to put the lens out in the sun.
(some fungus doesn't like UV)
As far as recoating goes, try this company:


They're recoating Carl Zeiss Jena lenses for medium format cameras and their work for me has been immaculate and not too expensive. Email me direct if you want further detail, (I have a lot of it since I'm shooting stills too).


Paul Williams wrote:

I can't say about the fungus and cleaning but I do
have the same Angeneiux 15-150mm lens (in CA mount)
and use it all the time with really terrific results. It covers super 16mm all though the range. Very good
contrast and colour rendition too and very sharp for a
lens of its era (mine is late 70s I believe). Telecine operators frequently mistake it for a much
newer piece of glass to my great satisfaction!!

So if it's possible to get your lens cleaned and
perhaps have it recoated, I would recommend it.  It's
been a great lens for me.

Paul Williams

--- Ian Marks <ianmarks@lycos.com> wrote:
> I recently obtained an Angenieux 15-150mm zoom in
> C-mount. The lens > seems mechanically sound but I can see fungus on the > inner elements. It > is unusable as it is. Is repairing such a lens even > feasible, or does > fungus automatically mean the lens is a goner? I > know that lens work is > expensive, but I don't have much invested, and it is > one of the few > zooms to cover Super-16 (at least that I can > afford). If cleaning/repair > is a possibility, could anyone recommend a > technician to do the deed? > Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated. > > - Ian Marks > > >

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