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    'Deodorize' a Schneider lens

    Hello,
    I have Schneider S 5.6/210 lens that looks scratch free, fungusfree etc., but there are lots of 'bubbles' where the lens is glued to the front element and back element also. Do you think this bubbles will cause problems? It has a light smell of humidity...
    How to 'deodorize' it?

    Thank you
    C

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    You might try putting it in a closed container with some baking soda for a few days. That tends to absorb those disgusting refrigerator odors.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Yes, good idea, it smells of cellar rather than refrigerator...
    Anyway and what about bubbles... I do not think they are the inflammation called Schneideritis.

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    Carsten, WHERE are those bubbles? I don't understand your description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm
    Carsten, WHERE are those bubbles? I don't understand your description.
    Apologies, I know my english is very bad.
    I try again, when you watch the lens from the front you see:
    -the lens, transparent and clean
    -the black metal of the 'barrel' (I know is not a barrel but I have no words for it)
    Where the lens touches the barrel there are bubbles.
    Hope to have been clearer... not so sure though

    Crst

    PS Obviously I have no digital cameras so it's not possible to post pics...

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    It does in fact sound like Schneideritis. The effect is generally only be cosmetic. It shouldn't make any difference to your photographs.

    also see

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...=Schneideritis

    and also this

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...8&postcount=16

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    The bubbles are left over from the dishwasher when he was trying to get rid of the smell.
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    Carsten,

    Good advice from John regarding the elimination of the odor...

    And, I agree with Tim. It does sound like Schneritis and it won't harm or affect your images.

    Cheers

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    The lacquer around the lens circumference went bad, probably due to bad storage conditions. It can be repaired by the factory.
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    Thanks for the clarification, Carsten. As others have said already, sounds like classic Schneideritis.

    Petzi, don't blame the lens' previous owner(s). Schneideritis is too common to be explicable by lens abuse. Schneider and other manufacturers (Zeiss Oberkochen, Rodenstock, Boyer, ... ) used the wrong paint and took a long long time to recognize the mistake.

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