Lens repolishing recommendations please

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by John Austin, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. John Austin

    John Austin Member

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    Hello,

    I have a 135mm Symmar that came to me years ago with a mass of tiny fine cleaning marks - I now have a nice newer old one, but would prefer to have the scratched on repolished rather than bin it - 135mm is my "standard" 5x4" landscape length

    Who is a good lens re-polishing company?

    Please PM me if you have any recommendations, as I can never find old posts of mine in the plethora of information on this site

    John
    mail2@jbaphoto.com.au
     
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    hey dude--I don't know myself but am also interested!!!! if you get any hits please post them!!!!

    or hints to do it yourself...I got lenses that can use a polish but they ain't worth a ton of money see...also got some that may be worth the money to get them re-done....

    I've heard people say to use toothpaste....haven't tried it...never tried to polish a lens...yet.
     
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    I had Focal Point work on a Summarit of mine many years ago, and they did an outstanding job. The lens came back looking like new.
     
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    Focal Point did my Summicron-DR. The front and rear elements needed polishing. They did an exceptional job. The lens now has amazing resolution with restored contrast typical of a 'cron. I would certainly send another lens in need of polishing and re-coating to them.