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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Ugly keh lens

I was browsing eBay tonight not being able to sleep and came across this deal.

Leica summicron DR for under 400 bucks lol, but the description is under ugly. I looked at the photos and can see fungus on the lens. Not to much compared to other lenses I have seen. Is this repairable? And is it worth buying this lens and bring it to a specialist? This lens usually runs about 800$ on eBay with the goggles. I'm not sure need help with this one. Or someone buy before I do :/.

Nov 05, 2016 at 09:13 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Ugly keh lens

I think KEH has a liberal return policy. DAG charges $190 for a full CLA which in most cases, with an old Summicron, I would do anyway. The vast majority of them have haze. The risk is that fungus gives off acidic byproducts and can damage the coatings, which can not be repaired. Looks like it's gone now though.

Nov 05, 2016 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Ugly keh lens

And...the front element was soft and easily scratched in those early 50s. Hard to find one that is free of this.

Nov 05, 2016 at 07:10 PM

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