Originally Posted by HogPilot
I can't seem to find my original post where I detailed the procedure, but I still had it in my e-mail from 2007. This is what Shawn Kelly sent to me:
"We have proven that reorienting the single back element will take care of your ghost image from the RS1 (AND increase ANSI contrast). It involves surgery on the lens, namely taking the top off, removing the rear prism doublet and the corrector plate, carving the plastic ribs that hold the rear prism in to allow the plate to be installed against the prism, putting a small piece of electrical tape around the plate to keep the surfaces apart slightly, and then reassembling. It works."
Once you open up the lens you'll see exactly what he's talking about - all you need is an allen wrench to remove the casing screws, an exacto knife, some electrical tape, a steady hand, and some patience.
I hesitated posting here, but as a representative of Panamorph here on the Forum, I just want to point out that we generally discourage people opening their lenses up and doing surgery. Officially, I don't endorse you doing this yourself.
Unofficially, be really careful about damaging the case, fingerprints, and dust. Normally I would point out that doing this completely voids your warranty, but seeing that you bought this used...