Clickenzee if for some reason you want to see this lens larger
So I looked around on the Internet trying to figure out how to get it open. (Previously I'd used two pairs of channel locks to get a lens apart, it worked but boy does it leave a mark.) They suggested that I needed something called a "spanner wrench" I found one of these for about $10 on amazon, ordered it and was able to dismantle the lens in about 2 minutes. It came apart into two easy pieces and it was simple to see that the rear of the front element was in fact covered with a haze of oil. I used a q-tip lightly doused in Windex and the stuff just wiped right off. Lens back together in another two minutes and wow, what a difference.
Clickenzee to see the difference
I'm putting this here just in the event that someone's googling "My Summaron seems to have haze in it. Can I fix it myself?" -- Yes. You can. It's easier than emptying your dish washer.
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