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Lee Mannering
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From: The Projection Box
Registered: Nov 2006

 - posted June 24, 2019 07:46 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Or you learn something every day!

A recent purchase was a anamorphic lens I had never seen before or even heard of made for Sankyo 8mm projectors. It's a cute little lens suffering from advanced fungus inside but we soon stripped it down and now like new again. Along with this I got hold of a f1 lens for my Noris (aka Fujicascope) a very small light weight sound projector. I was going to make another scope lens bracket but found with a little packing the Sankyoscope would fit inside the front of the lens and worked very well.

I'm impressed with the little light weight Sankyoscope lens and also the Fuji f1 lens which is really sharp and bright adding a bit more sparkle to the projected scope image from the modest projector. Next job is to do another 2 blade shutter conversion.
 - This will be handy come Christmas for taking out and about.

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Steve Klare
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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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 - posted June 24, 2019 08:04 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hats off to you, Lee!

-I've never successfully brought a lens back from the dreaded fungus!

(I might as well grab a shovel and bury them out in the yard!)

I've found my Eumig 800 series does really well through an anamorphic, but there is no graceful way to mount it up.

For Elmo I'm doing fine. The last time I was in Germany I bought two FFR brackets.

All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted June 24, 2019 11:21 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Did stick my neck out some time ago on the first Elmo f1 with el fungo in and after that did think all was possible, but I'm no expert with lens repairs.

The Sankyoscope was just a few pounds so not much of a worry. I shifted the fungus with washing up liquid then ran under a warm tap, dry and wipe with a proper lens cleaner. Put the thing back together and tested.

Results  -


That Fuji f1 lens delivers the goods for sure.

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Paul Browning
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From: West Midlands United Kingdom
Registered: Aug 2011

 - posted June 25, 2019 11:16 AM      Profile for Paul Browning   Email Paul Browning   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You got lucky lee, washing up liquid has salt in it, so don't wash your car with it, or the paint will be scratched. I was told that de ionised water is far safer by a martin lighting technician. Looks pretty good, Fuji lens used in the tv cameras, nice bits of glass......

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Colin Fish
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From: Eastbourne, UK
Registered: Nov 2016

 - posted June 25, 2019 12:41 PM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well done for cleaning the scope lens, looks great! You'rd a god!

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Leon Norris
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From: Elkins Park, PA, USA
Registered: Jun 2012

 - posted June 25, 2019 02:11 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's a nice looking lens! I never had a scope lens by this maker! I'll be on the lookout!

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