November 10, 2001
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Photographers: Consider do-it-yourself lens repair - but remember those safety glasses.
posted by normy (9 comments total)
great. thanks. these suggestions help me to repair my broken lame-o lomo.
posted by arf at 4:33 AM on November 10, 2001

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posted by Carol Anne at 4:52 AM on November 10, 2001

the fungus growing inside the lens of my ancient minolta SR2 35mm SLR actually improves my photos (which are B&W and mostly taken in cemetaries so I get a weird misty etherial shadow)
posted by eyere at 4:57 AM on November 10, 2001

As the owner of three 70's Takumar lenses I was genuinely enthralled and scrolled down slowly to enjoy it all the more. I completely agree with the author of this useful how-to: the simple solutions are always the best.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:17 AM on November 10, 2001

I have such respect for (and envy of) those possessed of sufficient mechanical ability and adroitness to effect their own repairs and maintenance!
posted by rushmc at 8:08 AM on November 10, 2001

Miguel, you are beginning to scare me....
posted by rushmc at 8:09 AM on November 10, 2001

Step 3 is great. I like the way the lens spews out.
posted by MaddCutty at 8:53 AM on November 10, 2001

But does this invalidate the warranty?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:53 PM on November 10, 2001

I believe my lenses are all new enough to be free from this particular design flaw, but I'll remember the technique if I ever come across such a piece of gear. Thanks for the informative link, normy.

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:51 AM on November 11, 2001

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