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Dear Polaroid The other day I ordered and received overnight the Studio Series 58 2.2 extender and wide angle lens. Both appear clear but when I attach the 2.2 extender the image is sort of foggy looking. Since I paid a lot for this item and a bunch to have it overnighted I think it should be fog free. Do you have any suggestions to help? Or can you send me a replacement. As I've said I already spent a bunch on shipping and do not want to spend more. I'm trying to get close in to take pics of newly hatched meadowlarks so speed is important. My address is, Andrew Rentz, 212 Castillian, Hays KS 67601 phone is (785) 639-3543.I've always had great luck with all my other Polaroid products in the past. Anything you all could do would bee greatly appreciated.Sincerely Andrew Rentz.
This is not Polaroid, this is Fixya. Please re-direct your query to Polaroid themselves - we cannot help you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This lens was manufactured by Kino (aka Kiron) made in 2001. I will try to find out it's compatibility list and post it here when I have it.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
If you have fungus in the lens there isn't much you can do. If you have moisture in the lens there is a little trick that I've used that has worked well for me. Extend the zoom all the way out on the lens, then use a hair dryer to blow air into the lens at the base of the extended zoom. Don't blow directly on the lens optics. When you are cleaning your lenses do not blow on them. That is a major contributor to moisture in a lens.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
With all due respect, your lens is not worth repairing unless you are already experienced in making lens repairs, and from your question you clearly aren't. The Vivitar 24mm f2 and the f2.8 versions are not the easiest of lenses to start learning on. The fault is either due to wear (new spares no longer available, used spares in very short supply) or one or more loose/missing internal fasteners (probably the focussing ring limiters), but investigating and accurately fixing the cause is not cost effective.
You can buy a replacement on auction websites for anywhere between £30 and £80, and for about £20 to £60 less if you're prepared to accept the f2.8 version which is one stop slower at maximum aperture. Even at the higher price you'll find that it's cheaper than having your lens professionally fixed (or even for paying for a diagnostic strip-down only to be told it's irreparable). However, you can offset some of the cost by selling your lens in it's current condition and honestly described as being for spares or repair. As it's the faster f2 model it's always in demand and will appeal to those who have the skills to restore it to working condition. Another one to search for (and much easier to find) is the excellent Tamron 24mm f2.5 which typically sells for around £20 to £35, although you may have to spend more to obtain the correct interchangeable Adaptall-2 mount for your camera (but you can get most of that back when you sell the unwanted mount supplied with the lens). As the maximum aperture is f2.5 the lens is only about a half a stop slower than yours.
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Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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