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Yes, you CAN resurrect Anamorphic scopes with damaged coatings


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After reading a facebook post in the vintage lens group, where a member asked about polishing a lens with damaged coatings on the front element, and where the responses were basically, "throw it in the garbage", I decided to make a quick comparison video of 2 moller 32/2 lenses I have.

One is in perfect condition.
The other was one I picked up for cheap.
When it arrived, the front lens cleaning marks were so excessive, it was truly unusable. So I decided to try polishing it.
I used diamond polishing compound 14000 grit, and a dremel with a polishing tool.
Look at the video and tell me which one of these lenses is unusable, and should be thrown in the garbage.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Timotheus said:

Looks good yes. Did you also try with bright lights?

Are you also in the Anamorphic Shooters FB group? I'm sure people would be interested in your results.

I'm going to post there when I get out of Facebook jail. 😀

I'm also going to shoot a little video comparing flares with direct light 

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I love the moller/voigtlander combo in general.
Very sharp, wide open, allowing for maximum bokeh.
With the .8x WA adapter, I'm getting an effective focal length of 32mm.

For a wider FOV I can switch to my ISCO Ulta star, with the .8x WA single focus adapter and a speedbooster for the voigtlander. Giving me a focal length of about 23mm.

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