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    RB 180mm lens separtion

    Dear members,

    I have have looking at ebay for a 180mm C lens for my RB 67.
    Quite a few have "lens separation" esp. on the rear element.
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    Does this affect the quality of the image ?
    Has anyone tried to repair this with Canada Balsem or equivilent and what were the results ?

    Thanks for your repley's.
    Peter

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    It's going to be hard to say how serious this problem is unless you have the lens in hand.

    Given the low price of these lenses why not go for one in excellent condition....
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    If you take a look in the APUG repair forum there is a thread on just this subject. Tells about glues and methods.

    Good luck,
    Various Canons and Nikons. A Mamiya and a Bronica. A couple Brownies, and a Couple of Argus' (Argi?)

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    Keith you are right with your last remark !
    Got my self last night an E+ 150mm SF C with every thing for a great price.....

    Ed, I will

    Peter

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    The RB67s 180mm lens has no rear cell. I haven't seen any with separation as of yet since the front cell is such a very well sealed unit.

    The 150mm is a very nice soft focus lens used mostly for studio portrait that should include discs to further soften the image to different degrees. A farily sharp image, with very little softening around the edges can be had at around f8.
    Last edited by paul ron; 02-27-2009 at 08:31 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Thanks Paul, you gave me the answer I was looking for.
    What explains the discoloration at the outer rim of the rear element ? Damage to the coating, or just an optical illusion ?

    Do you, or somebody else have a chart for me with the drawings of the lenses ? (the optical system)
    I have looked at the site of Mamiya but to no avail.

    I got the 150SF with the 3 disks, both caps and a hood, looking forward to it, I hope it will be close to the Imagon that I have and love for 4x5 inch.

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    Anyone can make a Digital print, but only a photographer can make a photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archphoto View Post
    I got the 150SF with the 3 disks, both caps and a hood, looking forward to it, I hope it will be close to the Imagon that I have and love for 4x5 inch.
    You'll love it.

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    The RB 150 is one of the most romantic lenses out there. It was a standard lens in the studio for glamor n portrait, still life n product work. It has just the right amount of softness n is so clean.

    Oh Peter, you are probably seeing a relection in the 180mm rear. There is a frame mask at the back n maybe you're getting confused by it? Most 180s I've seen are in great shape, rarely see any bad glass.
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    Paul: the 180 has a rear cell: look at the scematic you gave me.
    Probably go for an E+ one when I need it, I first have to try out that 150.......

    Thank's !

    Peter
    Last edited by archphoto; 02-28-2009 at 05:56 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: confusion

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