So I got this lens. Yes, another one. Beside the point.
The Copal 1 shutter is working fine, but the lens has fungus. A decent amount of it. I don't want to wreck the lens, which I think has potential, or the shutter.
Considering I got this for free (it was just sitting, apparently, and not getting any use), I'd kind of like to try a DIY fix. I was rereading a thread on APUG about another person's trials with a cheap lens and I have a few questions.
The first of which is the big one: is the lens worth trying to get it back to original condition? I've heard mixed opinions on the Geronars and I'd like to hear some more.
The second is what will happen if the first question is answered as I hope it is: how can I go about fixing this without running the risk of harming the lens or the shutter?
If you don't think I should do this myself, could you kindly recommend a lens CLA person? I know that Carol Flutot is really good, but I don't want to add to her increasingly large workload just as she's getting back into things.
Edit: But she only works on shutters, doesn't she? Crap.