Question about Kyocera Cameras

1 Answer

Contax SLR 2/135 lens needs to be CLAed

Dear Sirs/Ladies!
I bought a second hand Contax SLR 2/135 lens, & tried to clean a with some Kodak lens cleaning fluid; seems I applied it too generously, as it seeped beneath the front lens element, & now I have got a nearly uniform haze all over it, rendering it practically useless. Please, what can be done about it? I understand that it is a MM lens - I'd be delighted to have it CLAed, if possible.

Regards
M~Z~

Posted by zelmenis on

Ad

1 Answer

Tony Parsons

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Kyocera Master
  • 6,316 Answers

Good idea. Fixya does not provide a cleaning or repair service - take it to your local service centre.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017

Ad

5 Related Answers

Anonymous

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: cleaning

ok with a soft clean piece of cotton with no water or liquids

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

Ad

Anonymous

  • 37 Answers

SOURCE: quantaray 300 mm mirror lens

You can get an M42 adapter; try bhphotovideo.com.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

Anonymous

  • 306 Answers

SOURCE: Canon 50mm f3.5 Macro Lens// nFD version 1980 Haze behind first element

Haze is condensation. I am schooled in optics and physics. Seriously, if you go to a local pawn shop they will verify what I say. Mold in the lens optics will follow. I would gladly send you a lens if you are destitute but do not throw bad money (time) after good. Steve Medley

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

Jonathan Larson

  • 130 Answers

SOURCE: Water inside the lens (Canon EF-S 17-85mm F4.5-f5.6 lens)

if it is only fogged you can blow hot air on the lens while fully zoomed in and after the water has evaporated, zoom out to compress the moist air out. do this several times.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

Anonymous

  • 291 Answers

SOURCE: HOW TO CLEAN NIKON CAMERA LENS OF HAZE

Your lens may have to be disassembled for cleaning, then readjusted. Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/PhotoTech-Repair-Service-Inc/102527215194

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Is there a "Magic Lantern" manual for the Contax RTS III ?


Sorry, no. You can find a full list of their offerings here. If you need a manual, you may download a copy from here.

Feb 04, 2013 | Contax RTS III 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Talked to two experts yesterday - the first one talked to me about a camera that isn't even the one I have, he spoke of Canon instead of Contax, and the second one's advice didn't do the...


First, try removing the batteries and then reinstalling them. If the problem persists, you may wish to try a new battery. If this doesn't solve the problem, you will need to send this camera in for repairs. Parts for this camera are hard to find so you will want to have an experienced Contax repair company to repair your camera, like TOCAD.

TOCAD is the only repair company for Contax in the United States that I know of. Here is there site: http://www.tocad.com/

I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jeremy_69f3cc28d95bf514

Jul 11, 2011 | Contax NX 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Re. Contax 167MT problem -- When the depth of field button is pressed the lens does not close down to the set aperture. Also when the shutter release button is pressed the lens does not close down. My two...


The 80s 167MT uses good old fashioned mechanical links between the camera body and lens. Remove the lens, and press the depth of field button. If you don't see the lever that connects the aperture control from in the camera body to the lens move, then something's obviouly broken in the camera body.

Nov 11, 2017 | Contax 167 MT 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

I need a replacement part: battery cover for Contax RTS


you can visit the Professional photography equipment online store

: http://www.linkdelight.com

hope it can give your some help

Mar 31, 2010 | Contax RTS III 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

I have a number of Contax lenses I inherited from my father and I was wondering what digital camera bodies they would fit.


Without adapters, none. Contax shared their CY lens mount with Yashica and both produced fine cameras and lenses but neither manufacturer survived the transition from film to digital so there are no digital cameras which can use them as standard.

With the correct adapter you can mount most of them to Olympus Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds for certain but some CY lenses may have rear elements which project backwards too far into the camera body. You'll also find that there will be no automatic stop down and no communication of aperture, zoom or focus settings to whichever digital body you fit them to.

Many CY lenses are excellent Carl Zeiss T* units but like almost all old 35mm lenses the optical designs were designed by engineers using slide rules and calculators. Except for the occasional "accidentally good" lens you shouldn't expect the optical performance to match contemporary designs which have the benefit of computer aided design and the latest advances in optical technology. This is especially true at apertures wider than around f8.

You may find adapters from CY to anything else to be hard to obtain/expensive simply due to lack of demand: even at their peak, Contax and Yashica SLR cameras were infrequently encountered and had very low sales volumes.

Although this may all sound negative, my advice is to check ebay for an adapter; many good Chinese sellers offer excellent and cheap adapters but research their feedback. Your lenses should be much better than the average 35mm SLR lenses and if you can accept a few compromises are still capable of producing very good photographs under the right conditions. Alternatively find a good used body like a Contax 139 or Yashica FX-D and scan the 35mm negatives afterwards for best results.

Sep 02, 2009 | Contax Cameras

1 Answer

I just bought a second hand Contax RX but the film rewinding stars automaticaly after 5 or 6 shots, even in a 36 exposures roll. Is it a set mistake? Thanks. Julio


The auto-rewind is triggered when the film advance mechanism detects tension on the film, indicating the end of the roll.

It could be a couple of things causing the problem...

1) The particular roll of film you were using was wound too tight, or has got some moisture in it causing it to stick.

2) If it has done this with various rolls of film, it is likely that the clutch mechanism that detects the film tension is out of adjustment. This is something that a professional camera repair shop will be about to fix for you.

I'm not familiar with this particular model of camera, but there may be a facility to turn off the auto-rewind as a short-term fix.

Hope this helps!

Jun 27, 2009 | Contax RX 35mm SLR Camera

2 Answers

Looking for contax RX film camera manual book


Try OTC at www.otcworld.co.uk. They will supply original or a copy.
hoodooman5155

Mar 27, 2009 | Contax RX 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Poor quality photographs


I think this is down to your choice of lens. If you have the kit lens, it is pretty poor unless in bright sunlight. You could try keeping the shutter open longer using AV+/- or increasing the ISO but this increases the chance of a blurry photo. Remember the sensor on the Canon is huge compared to the Kodak - so more light will need to enter the lens to expose it properly. This is why SLR lenses are huge compared to compact cameras.

Aug 25, 2008 | Canon EOS Rebel G 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

Contax 137ma ASA will not move...


I have a very vague memory (I used to sell cameras many years ago) that there is a stop at ASA 400 to prevent you accidentally selecting a faster speed. I do remember something of the sort on a camera of that era but it may not have been the Contax. IIRC, you have to lift the dial a *second* time (i.e. a bit higher) to get it past the stop. Hope this helps but it may be a red herring!

May 15, 2007 | Contax 167 MT 35mm SLR Camera

1 Answer

CONTAX 167 SHUTTER PROBLEM


it's nothing the user can do about. you need a help of a repairer.

Nov 15, 2006 | Contax 167 MT 35mm SLR Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

51 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kyocera Cameras Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18666 Answers

Harrie

Level 3 Expert

6746 Answers

ADMIN Canada
ADMIN Canada

Level 3 Expert

38032 Answers

Are you a Kyocera Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...