Sticky residue on internal plastic plane on roof of lens cavity
Camera is a fujica st605n.I believe the residue comes from perishing of the gasket around the plastic plane.I have tried to use lens cleaner on a cotton bud but this only smeared the residue over the whole of the plane surface.What solvent could I use without damaging the plastic plane ?
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The only thing you could possibly try is jewellers rouge or glass polishing paste, If the lens is glass you could try acetone ( nail polish remover) but it will dissolve any plastic so I'd put your chances of success at close to zero with that if there is plastic nearby. The lens is ruined, move on.
You can use some absorbents to dry off the residual moisture but the marks might remain due to stain of the water. So try to use a hair dryer to warm the camera very carefully. Once there is no trace of water, but the marks remain on the lens , then it is important to remove the lens assembly after dismantling the camera so as to clean the lens using proper lens cleaner.
Attempt only if technically inclined and with proper tools.
try peeling what you can off and then go to an electronics store like radio shack and get some aerosol board cleaner like BIO-ACT E37M which is a cleaner good at dissolving or breaking down plastic or FLUXOFF board cleaner and work at cleaning it off with a non abrasive cloth and scraping off with something plastic like a credit card and keep working at it until it is mostly clean and maybe a little hazy looking and then get a new cloth and start cleaning the left over residue off the lens with alcohol until it is clean.
The lens itself is virtually worthless, possibly £10 at best and even then it needs to be flawless, in perfect working order and to have both front and rear protective caps. Collectors are really only interested in near mint examples of manufacturer's own brand lenses. Most lens buyers are now after lenses which work with digital SLR's and older lenses designed for 35mm film are often less than ideal or completely useless. Modern lenses are usually zoom models and fixed focal length primes like yours are less versatile.
Regarding the mounting, the serial number is no help. Look around the mounting for clues, it might have any of the following:-
N = Nikon Ca, C, or MD = Canon CY = Contax Yashica O or OL = Olympus M = Minolta P, PK or P = Pentax M42 = 42mm screw fit used on old SLR's, also Zenith and Practika X = Fujica, this is rare so may be worth a little more but there are also very few Fujica owners anyway so may not sell at all.
If there are no clues that you can make sense of then take the camera along to a camera shop, preferably one which sells used 35mm film SLR's and they should be able to identify it for you.
I hope this has helped you, if so please rate my answer.
The movement of the lens is motor driven. When you turn the camera on,
the lens moves. The error 12, error 14, and error 22 refer to control
stages in the lens movement ( I think error 22 means the lens won't
retract). The lens housing and gear mechanism in this camera is
plastic. If there is dust, sand, or debris around the lens housing, it
may bind the lens when it trys to extend or retract. By banging it, you
might work the gears loose or dislodge whatever is binding the lens
(same with the "canned air" blowing out the dust). We've purchased a
bunch of these cameras for our electricians in the field. Several have
come back with this problem. I've taken the case off, and torn the lens
assembly apart, only to find the plastic gears have been "buggered up".
It's an inexpensive camera. Try to clean around the lens, give it a few
slaps, push/pull the lens.... but failing this fix, buy a new one.
There could be something obstructing the lens. Camera turns off if it can't
extend and retract the lens. Turn it downward, try helping the lens in as you turn it on, try blowing compressed
air around the lens itself, or if all else fails spraying around the
base with a light dusting of CRT cleaner (90% isopropal alcohol spray)
unless you are very good in micro repairs you will have a pile of junk in short time.
the camera has to be totally dissembled to get to the lens tracks and
the 3 pins that hold the lens in place, the track may be damaged also.
as your camera sits its worth around 40 , even if you take it apart the lcd is worth 40 if you don't damage it.
the repair will likely be around 90+ from kodak,
if you take the iris apart you may never get it back together.
if you try to force the lens back in place you will damage the tracks and likely leave plastic bits in lens.
The "E18" error code indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.
This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera.
Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:
- Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting.
- Make sure the camera is off before you put it back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.