I`m living and working as freelanced dop in germany. Now i bought this zoom lens via the www in the states...
It`s an Angenieux F. 16-44mm T1,3 ( Type 2.6 x 16 B ).
When i got it, i had to determine that it has a deep scratch close to the middle of the front lens (not only the blooming). With higher apertures and direct sunlight it affects the image in a way which makes it impossible to work with (not only because the front lens circulates when pulling the focus).
I already contacted different specialists who couldn`t help me and the guys from angenieux told me that back in the days when the lens was built they used a special kind of glass, which even makes reproduction impossible.
Does anyone of you has such a lens as replacement, or an advice what to do, maybe a contact or anything that helps me getting out of this tricky situation (ideally without paying more than i did for the lens!?)?
Thanks a lot!
Edited by Jonas Roemmig, 18 July 2013 - 04:13 AM.