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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:02 pm 
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So the best thing is taking apart the lens first? :lol: No moisture problems and you can possibly clean it a bit better. The thing is: Putting it back together might be hard sometimes...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:04 pm 
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anything in particular to look out for, like springs flipping out etc.
going to have to take an old lens apart one day, I have a very large mounted magnifying glass and a fairly steady hand :wink:


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In my limited experience, old manual only lenses are relatively simple and not too bad to take apart. Modern AF ones tend to be more complicated.

Tip: work in a clean area so if anything does go ping, you have half a chance of finding it!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:30 pm 
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That part about a clean area, not so good, got a small lathe & mill/drill in there, lots of tiny metal fillings around. :cry:


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I was taking apart my old 400mm lens and it was quite easy to do so but it has three glasses inside - no crazy stuff like 17 lenses in 14 groups or so... :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:58 am 
I would buy a lens with peanuts....but I guess there are no offers. :) (or maybe a lens with free peanuts,but that's already crazy talk)

On-topic: no,I wouldn't buy something like that.


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