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Fungus on Angenieux 12-120mm: Where to send it?


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#1 Samuel Berger

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

Hi all, I live in the US and my Angenieux 12-120mm lens has developed fungus in it. Is there anywhere I can send it to, to get it professionally cleaned? CinemaTechnic won't take it, apparently due to magical thinking. I live in Seattle but can ship it anywhere in America for servicing.

 

I just need to know where. :-/  Thanks.


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 03:46 AM

Wait, you tried to send it to Jorge at CinemaTechnic? He knows an Angenieux guy, just ask him who it is.
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#3 Samuel Berger

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

Wait, you tried to send it to Jorge at CinemaTechnic? He knows an Angenieux guy, just ask him who it is.

I guess I can call and ask, but they themselves don't do it. This is from their site:

 

"IMPORTANT: DO NOT SEND FUNGUS DAMAGED LENSES TO CINEMATECHNIC. It is nearly impossible to repair lenses that have been damaged by fungus. We cannot accept lenses for repair that have fungus present inside the lens. The main reason for this is that the fungus will emit spores the minute the lens is dissasembled, and this will contaminate our workshop, possibly destroying other customers lenses as well as our own optics and test equipment. Carl Zeiss has a similar policy.
Fungus usually damages the lens element making repairs impossible because the glass surface has been etched by the acid emitted by the fungus. Even if the lens is completely disassembled and cleaned, and new lens elements are installed, we cannot guarantee that the fungus will not return."

 

So, magic spores are scary to them. ;-)


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#4 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 01:09 PM

Ahh interesting. I'd still call him and see what he says.

He's a good friend of mine and I'm sure he will give you good advice.
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