Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh
Bah. It's just a lens; it was originally assembled by normal human beings, so it stands to reason that one can repair it competently.
The challenge is finding that one.
BTW, I was having a terrible time with a doublet from an Angenieux lens. Then I remembered to pronounce it du-blay, and it immediately stopped being obstinate. You know how those Frenchies are!
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.