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Eclair Cameras: Pink "Apocalypse Now" lenses

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions (and keep 'em coming). Mention of the pinkish Technovision lenses reminded me of a weird phenomenon with one of my Nikkor lenses, a 35mm f1.4. Of all my Nikkors, it alone has a strong yellowish cast. Some research I've done on the internet suggests that the cast might result from the use of - get this - radioactive glass. Anyone else heard of this?

Super16ACL@aol.com wrote:
I heard that when the Technovision lenses used on "Apocalypse Now" came back to the rental house in the USA, not only did they find fungus growing inside, but the glass had acquired an overall pink look to it. When they took the lens apart to clean it, an 85 filter came falling out. :-) Mark.

- Ian Marks

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