Zeiss told him they wouldn't repair the lens. They gave him the run around and ended up telling him they couldn't do the repair unfortunately.
P.S> Hope you are well. I still owe you a print to say thanks for all the help with the transfer functions for my paper neg process. I've been bogged down with moving and renovations but I'll have one off to you when things settle down. Take care of yourself!
I've just left a message on David Odess's voicemail to see if he has any ideas or a replacement front element.
Thanks for the replies folks!
Francesco, I was told the same thing by Zeiss. They said they won't touch Hasselblad lenses anymore. Their service department told me to contact Hasselblad directly. Sadly, Hassy has a steep charge for simply requesting any quotes for service. I'll stick to the internet/local shops until I run out of other options...
Please post back if David has any ideas.
don'take no for an answer.they told me the same thing, but in the end, they did the repair anyway. go visit them an take your lens with you
Originally Posted by Fragomeni
WELL....there is that guy that re-cements lenses...he polishes surfaces too...however...removing a scratch is gonna probably take a lot of meat off that front element--but you can ask him...-AND the turn around time is very long--his name is john I think...FOCAL POINT is the name of the place....I got a quote from him to fix a lens once but was able to retun it an get my money back instead.
I'd sell it for parts and get another from keh...it's not worth the trouble of all this...that's just me though....
OR--if the image is just getting ruined by flare....you can try to black out the scratch with black black black lampblack type paint/ink...it may work...just it will always be a problem shooting into light always probab?
OH...check this guy...he's got a problem 40mm right now...maybe you talk to each other????
David said that I should speak to Hasselblad in NJ so I called them and left a message and haven't received a response yet.
I'm not sure if this guy is willing to make a trip Zeiss, lens in hand, to insist that they fix it lol.
I think as others have said, his best best is probably to sell the lens as a parts lens and buy another. I'll check out the polishing guy that Johnielvis is talking about to see if thats an option.
The black paint idea would work to reduce flare but with this lens being a super wide, DOF is more the issue. Especially with the lens stopped down, he'll definitely see the defect in the images simply because of the wide DOF of the lens.