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    Scratched Rodenstock

    I've got a nasty gouge in the glass on the front element of my Rodenstock lens. Does anyone have any experience sending lenses back to Rodenstock?

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    Rob

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Fill the gouge with India ink and go out and make some pictures.
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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    just make sure you're sitting down when they give you the repair quote.
    shoot with it, if the results aren't what you like, start shopping for a used replacement lens

    unscrew the elements, put it in a brass barrel, put more scratches on it, sell it on ebay for $1000!

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Thanks, never heard of the India ink approach. The effects of the scratch are visible in the negatives so I know it has to be repaired or replaced. I figured it was going to be pricy, Ill wait and hear what they say, meanwhile maybe Ill get some ink.....

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Most likely not worth the repair cost. Which lens is it? Must be a huge scratch for it to make a difference.

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotoguy20d View Post
    Most likely not worth the repair cost. Which lens is it? Must be a huge scratch for it to make a difference.

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Unless it is a very recent lens there are no replacement elements available.

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    The ink will prevent it from scattering much light. The trick works. It's worth a try before you trash the lens.
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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Its a 135mm f/5.6 Apo Sironar-S, and its a deep gouge

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    Re: Scratched Rodenstock

    Quote Originally Posted by chacabuco View Post
    Its a 135mm f/5.6 Apo Sironar-S, and its a deep gouge
    That is usually an insurance issue. Are you carrying insurance on your equipment? Should be a full value policy.

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