Haze on Contax CY 85mm f1.4?

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Re: Haze on Contax CY 85mm f1.4?

Tomasg71 wrote:

Diacyclops81 wrote:

Return it pronto. First, that’s very bad “haze” (more likely fungus), so there’s absolutely no question that the condition was misrepresented. Second, some of the Contax lenses are virtually impossible to open or disassemble for cleaning. My Planar 50 1.4 for example, neither I nor a professional repair shop could disassemble to get to oily iris diaphragm blades. Glued tight. So, unless they sold it to you for very, very, very low price, return it.

I wonder if we have the same lens because my C/Y Planar 50/1.4 made in Japan version is very easy to open.

I think that the problem is that the OP will need to separate two elements to be able to clean the failing balsam and then re-assemble.

It can be done but it is not all that easy to do.

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