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    A real killer

    I just got a roll of Ilford FP4 plus back from the lab that I shot to test Canon FD 35mm f2 Thorium lens that I just had CLA'd to check they had put it back together correctly, and all I can say is wow!, considering this lens is almost forty years old, and although I didn't pay a lot for it, it was fairly expensive to have serviced, this lens is a killer, and although I have a house full of Canon FD lenses this must be the sharpest of them all, I'm a very happy bunny.
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    ?? I don't think I've ever heard of having a lens CLA'd. What do they do to it?
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    That is good news, congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
    ?? I don't think I've ever heard of having a lens CLA'd. What do they do to it?
    In my case, completely dismantle the lens clean all the elements and remove all the internal dirt and dust, re -lubricate and tighten the focusing mechanism and aperture ring, re- collimate the lens elements on an optical bench to re-align them, and then re-assemble it.
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    Thats a lot of work,where did you take it to have this done.
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    At my local professional dealer.
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    That is great news!

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    Thanks Jeff, these optics are pretty rare now, and highly prized by Canon FD enthusiasts, I got mine for very little in very good condition with no scratches on the glass, fungus or dings in the barrel, and thought it was worth having it re- furbished professionally,because I'm not foolish enough to try doing it myself, it cost about £75(about $115 US) to have the work done but was well worth it, this is now the favourite lens I own.
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    I've heard from others that this is a classic lens...well done.

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    Great news, the extra 'icing on the cake' would be if the FP4 was an expired roll.

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