The camera, that my I61 L/D came with (FED 5), got a pool of water corroding the rear plate and rangefinder arm. In the rear plate there was a flake of rust pretty much like an ice on a pond when the water escapes or evaporates from underneath. So about a tablespoon of water slowly evaporated fro the camera. I was able to get the body into working condition and I've made a pinhole camera out of it and sold it as a post-apocalyptic marvel.
The lens got a fungus inside, grub-screws are so badly corroded, I can't unscrew any but one. The ring holding the rear element rotates smoothly, but the front now looks like a pile of scrapings from under a lathe. The glass is still unharmed, which amazes me. I must have already damaged the thread the ring sits in. I've tried tapping and lubing.
I've tried both methods, that is pliers and sheet metal, to undo the front ring. Pliers were otherwise never used, and they're not ruined by any means. And the tool I've made myself just bent in the very second it was confronted with the ring.
I was able to clean the fungus from underneath the rear element, that's a good news. So now either it'll be sharp, or not, I'm not going to mess around with it. With the fungus inside it was a tiny bit better in ters of resolution, than collapsible I-22, but I've expected more.
I'd rather hear more from Lamar, than babble myself
Last edited by q_x; 12-11-2013 at 02:02 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Use the Force, Luke!