Front of Cinegon loose

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    mr.datsun Member

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    I bought a s/h Cinegon lens for the Leicina Special Super 8 camera from a shop in Europe. The very front of the lens is loose. You can see the image shift slightly through the viewfinder as the front is moved. Should I try and fix this myself or send for repair?

    (I'm not practiced at lens repair).
     
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    if there's a retaining ring in front of it, try screwing it down using only finger friction so you don't scratch the lens with a screw driver or something.

    if not, send for repair or find another lens. They can't be expensive...
     
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    It's not the retaining ring, but the whole of last end section of the lens. I guess it holds the last element.

    They can't be expensive

    Leica lenses? They are expensive enough.

    http://super8arena.com/leicina-macro-cinegon-18-10mm-boxed-p-111.html
     
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    To be more specific, there's sideways play on the front section above the aperture ring. If the aperture ring is opened or closed fully then that play disappears.
     
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    Camera shop have said they'll repair it.
     
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    After the horror stories appearing on APUG from people who have attempted lens repair have a professional look at it.