. Can I do anything to clean
Hi there, AskMeFi!
This is something that has been bothering me for ages. I have a Kodak Ektagraphic III A slide projector
. This projector has a little interior white ridged thing
that holds lenses in place for focusing. Per internet consensus, it appears that the ideal Kodak-format projector lens for my purposes is the Golden Navitar 70-125 F2.8 (1
). This lens originally comes with a plastic-only cylinder
screwed into the back of the lens that connects to the white focusing part in the projector. Without the connector, the lens sits loose in the opening and cannot be successfully used or focused.
I've tried a couple of times to buy this lens off of eBay. The first time, I wound up with what I'll call Lens A
, which included the screw-on plastic cylinder, but the lens itself had fungus in the front element
. I tried to purchase this lens a second time, and this time, which I'll call Lens B, the lens was fully intact with no fungus, but the plastic cylinder part was not included
Since the screw-on cylinder can be fully separated from the lenses
and is just a hollow piece of plastic, is there anything that I can do to treat or clean this plastic cylinder from Lens A, put it on Lens B, and use it in the projector without risking spreading Lens A's fungus to Lens B, the projector, or my slides?
(Also, in any case, just by having Lens A around, do I risk fungus spreading around my house? If so, how do I best dispose of it?)
Thank you, all!