Steinheil-Munchen Culminar VL 85mm, f2.8 LTM
Typical user sample with front element cleaning marks, mild haze and some dust specs. I shot a few frames and this was the best I got. I suspected the susceptibility to flare and muted colors (like the shot below) was due to the haze.
Before cleaning @ f4
Dismantling is pretty straight forward - remove the lens head from the focusing mount.
Rear element taken off
Cleaning the haze from the middle element
Front element off
Reverse the procedure for re-assembly
After cleaning @ f4
Steinheil LTM lenses were offered by Sears Roebuck in the 50s as cheaper alternatives to Nikkor for their Tower (Nicca) RF cameras.