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RE: [Rollei] "Balsam" issues with some Zeiss lenses?
- Subject: RE: [Rollei] "Balsam" issues with some Zeiss lenses?
- From: Rollei
- Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 13:30:57 -0000
Joe B. wrote:
"A repairman I spoke to tonight said he's seeing a lot of Zeiss lenses from
60's with what people call balsam problems- he says it is actually optical
cement and not balsam that is giving this problem with these lenses."
I've heard this too, from a specialist Rollei repairer in London. The lens
we were discussing was the 135mm f4 Sonnar in the Tele-Rollei, and he warned
me to check *very* carefully for this effect. His optical specialist has had
the cemented elements of two Tele taking lenses sitting in a bath of
whatever-it-is-they-use-to-take-them-apart for over *twelve months* and they
won't separate (so they can't recement them).
www.ffordes.co.uk has three Tele Rolleis for sale on its site, and when I
enquired about the lens condition by mail a few weeks ago I was told that
two of them had separation problems in the taking lens.
"The more opinions you have, the less you see." -- Wim Wenders.