This is annoying.
After a few run-arounds and false leads, I finally won a bid on a Rodenstock Rodagon 80mm enlarging lens from eBay. The seller stated that it was in pristine, mint condition and sent it over from the US. I was away on holiday when it arrived, and did not collect it until a week ago upon my return.
The interior glass of the lens looked like someone had dropped two small globs of glue on it. There's a hardened, clear substance on the lens, both on the edges... but the rest of the lens appears new with hardly a scratch on it. I don't know what to do. I tried some lens cleaning fluid but the gobs would not budge. I fear that trying any other solvents might just ruin the lens coating as well.
I could demand my money back from the seller, but it has gone beyond the 7 day return period as I was away on holiday, and I don't really want to incur the costs of postage etc. yet again.
I still don't know what the clear substance is, but it may well be something like superglue.
Does anyone know if something like this could be "repaired"?