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20 Jan 2013 1:22AM   Views : 487 Unique : 396


So...I have been carrying around this non-functional lens for a couple of decades meaning to get it fixed but always having to put funds towards something else. So I figured what the heck- I will give it a go. The zoom/focus wasn't turning and the iris blades had slid off to the side. Anyway, got the spring cleaned up and the focus works great-but after I got the front glass off- me in my infinite wisdom decided to tilt the lens to take a look at the other endTongue out fell the blades- all 15 of them. so.... feel free to laugh and remind me what a dunce I am but if you have any suggestions on the best way to get these @#%!!! blades back in correctly please PM me because I doubt anyone else would do something so foolishSad Time for an adult beverageSmile


Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
21 Jan 2013 12:30PM
Reminds me of a time when I was in retail and a chap came in with a plastic bag in his hand. Inside was an old SLR camera that he'd taken the baseplate off to "fix" a small problem and the insides had become the outsides - a bag full of cogs and screws and springs. I don't know the answer to your question but I do know they're often much harder to put back the way they came out - good luck!

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madshutter 6 13 United States
21 Jan 2013 12:52PM
glad to know I am not the only self "fixer" lol
thanks for the encouragement though- I understand how it is suppose to go back now it is just a matter of preserverance...or take it to the repair guySmile

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