Hello to all, it's my first post and here's a little about myself; I've recently got bitten by the photography bug(again), after my friend gave me a Nikon D60 as a birthday gift. Since then, I've dug out my Old Minolta X-300 and decided to try shooting on film again.
Yesterday, one of my colleague gave me a Canonet QL17. Of course, it's dusty and the Len elements are covered with haze and fungus completely; not to mention the perished light seals pooped black 'droppings' all over film chambers.
- Shutter works fine
- Advance lever works
- Aperture, shutter speed knobs work(a little stiff)
- View finder's ok
- focusing ring is smooth
- Battery compartment's clean
- The lens is covered with Haze and Fungus
- Light Seals perished
- Film Chambers' pretty clean other than a little black foam from the light seals.
The Hazy lens seems to be the killer here. Don't know if the metering works.
I guess my question--is it worth the trouble attempting a restoration? Should I attempt to tear into the lens myself?