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Thread: What to do with a fungitized teleconverter?

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    Default What to do with a fungitized teleconverter?

    Picked up a kenko tcon NAF-d (this is nikon af-d right?) from cash converters for 20+. I was thinking of

    1) sending it for a wash. Would it cost less than $10?

    2) break the glass and use it as an extension tube. It looks identical appearance wise to my kenko 25mm. I'm assuming an extension tube is a tcon w/o glass, rite?

    3) Take it as a course in lens design by dismantling it and DIY a cleaning. Would not wanna do this unless necessary.


    Which option should i try? In case i wanna clean it, where would be the best place and standard prices for cleaning tcons?

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    Try the cleaning route, if it costs too much, you can go for your other options, or give it to me. I'll do #3 for you.

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    OK give u first shot at it if all fails. It seems that if i can manage to unscrew the lens element off it is the same as the extension tube, so the $$ wouldn't be a waste afterall.

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    Originally posted by xdivider
    OK give u first shot at it if all fails. It seems that if i can manage to unscrew the lens element off it is the same as the extension tube, so the $$ wouldn't be a waste afterall.
    It will be a rather expensive extension tube.

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    Originally posted by ckiang
    It will be a rather expensive extension tube.

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    Nah, got it for $20+ so wasn't expecting anything. My 2nd hand tube already costs 2x of that.

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    For me I would try to clean it, if fail, then convert it into an extension tube.
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