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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post

    Even if you do not screw it up, what ever you can do yourself will be so trivial for a professional that it will be included in the fee for the complete service.
    Very good point.

    I've just contacted Gerry at Kindermann here in Toronto, he says he'll have a look at it.

    Thanks, guys.
    Last edited by EthanFrank; 12-15-2011 at 12:25 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    If you screw it up badly enough....you may have a very difficult time to find a technician who will even touch it.

    Even if you do not screw it up, what ever you can do yourself will be so trivial for a professional that it will be included in the fee for the complete service.
    When I did clock repair work, I'd estimate very differently for anyone who told me they already tried fixing it... and VERY differently for anyone who brought parts in a box.

    There are some "home remedies" that are not trivial. One example is use of WD-40. That ruins cleaning solutions making re-use (normal business practice) impossible and increasing the cost of a repair proportionally. Another is loss of small parts... which a synchro Compur has many of.

    p.s. Good decision, Ethan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    p.s. Good decision, Ethan!
    I really just need the smell out of the house! Blech.
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    I understand. I bought a camera once that had that musty old barn smell. It eventually went away.

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    One thing I forgot to get clarification on:

    Can the fungus from the viewing lens (there's a good deal of it, although I can see through the lens just fine) spread to the taking lens?
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    Perhaps, but I doubt it. The are physically separated.

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    Thanks, Brian.

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    I understand that fungus is spread by spores and many people suggest keeping an infected lens separate from others.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Mm, that's what I was worried about. I suppose I'll look into having the viewing lens cleaned.
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    John's right, of course... but think about the construction of a TLR: the two lenses are physically isolated in separate chambers. Having the lens cleaned might be a good idea anyway, but it seems like the risk of infection is limited.

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