Focotar cleaning

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by Bob Weber, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Bob Weber

    Bob Weber Member

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    Hello -

    I've recently noticed a smudgy white dot appearing in my prints. There's nothing on the negs, nothing on the lenses inside the enlarger (it's a Leitz IIc). I suspect it's the lens, a Focotar. Anyone know if these lenses or enlargers are prone to such problems, or what might be causing the smudge, or what a guy can do about it? Thanks,

    Bob
     
  2. GeorgesGiralt

    GeorgesGiralt Member

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    Hi Bob !
    look at the lens under good light. It may be some dirt, fungus, or de-cementation of components.
    To fix it, if there is a flaw, search for a good repairer near you ...