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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Basic techniques to repair lenses (and cameras) Reply with quote

From time to time I see some colleague doing a repair try on a lens that always ends in disaster because he's not using the right tools and practices. So I've setup this post with my little experience, expecting it could be useful for some other begginer.

Repairing a lens shouldn't be too difficult if the disassembly sequence is known, the right tools are used and some minimal cautions are taken.

The most difficult part is to know the disassembly sequence. Older (unknown) lenses are like a puzzle, we have to figure out how to do that, but many newest ones are documented.

Some colleagues that have been able to discover the disassembly sequence, end in disaster because they do not take the proper cautions and don't use the right tools.

That's what I do, and I'm widely open to comment and suggestions to improve.

Basic tools:



Calibrated rubber tubes to unscrew the lenses. Many people use uncalibrated chair leg-ends that may damage the coating.



I'ts mandatory not to touch the lenses with the fingers. skin grease is a good base for fungus growth. I use clinical discardable gloves. Cheap and secure for the lenses.

Individual enses have to be treated with exquisite care. Never let them drop, so use always suction pads to pick them from inside the body (and never turn the body upside down to let them fall). Always use a wide microfiber fabric base to work on.





Important to mark the topside of each lens removed, to be able to place it back in the same position. I use small adhesive spots on the topside. Since them can let some adhesive remainings, I got a small ultrasonic cleaner (the one used by the opticians to clean glasses) so the last step prior to assembly any lens is to clean it up.





A spanner wrench is mandatory to unscrew those retaining rings. Never use scissors, a pair of compasses or an adapted plier: that's asking for disaster.

Always protect the exposed lenses with a small microfiber pad to avoid accidental scratches when manipulating.







Replaceable pins:



Never use plumbing metallic tools to unscrew filters, etc, from the outside. A simple rubber wrench will do the work without risks:...



In summary, repairing lenses is not so difficult, but to do it properly it's a not so easy.

Always work like being in a lab.

Hope this will be useful for anyone else...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fantastic repair kit! Wow!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice (and not cheap!) set of tools. I would be interested in your comments on screwdrivers. Do you use a particular maker? I have great difficultly in finding a quality screwdriver which will work on stubborn screws without damaging the screw and without the screwdriver tip being destroyed.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Jes , for this fantastic guide for beginners.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

martyn_bannister wrote:
Very nice (and not cheap!) set of tools. I would be interested in your comments on screwdrivers. Do you use a particular maker? I have great difficultly in finding a quality screwdriver which will work on stubborn screws without damaging the screw and without the screwdriver tip being destroyed.


You're right!. I forgot to mention screwdrivers, and are a key piece in the repairing process...

Let me recap a little and take some shots on mine, but basically by now forget about the chinese boxes with small screwdrivers... Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Tools: Screwdrivers Reply with quote

Along the time, I've been collecting many screwdrivers. Any that looks promising is being tested and remains in the toolbox or not depending on usefulness and quality.

I do prefer to buy specific ones that a mixed box, anyway I got the two kinds.

My favourite ones are the german made ones, brand "Wera". They are strong, well calibrated, have a magnetic tip and the extreme of the handle rotates. I buy them at the professional hardware stores, in Barcelona:



Next in my ranking are the Tooxem brand, (I think they are made in the US). I got a box of six of them, three flat tip of size 2, 2.5 and 3, and three cross (Philips) tip, sizes 000, 00 and 0:

They dont have magnetic tips, but are sturdy and have good ergonomics as well:



I also have some of the ones used by the watches repairmen:



I also keep a box of assorted "strange" tips, bought at Bauhaus:



My recommendation is not to buy "collections" of screwdrivers, but the single ones that are needed for a specific repair project.

Always use the proper screwdriver that fits firmly in the screw head and has the same width. This will prevent damage to the screws. Nothing worse that a broken screw head and a broken screw inside the thread...

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice - I think it is better to learn and begin fixing lenses by your own as I experienced a lot of unprofessional slaughtering by amateurs they called themselves "lens doctors".
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MF-addicted wrote:
Thanks for the advice - I think it is better to learn and begin fixing lenses by your own as I experienced a lot of unprofessional slaughtering by amateurs they called themselves "lens doctors".
Very Happy


Sure!... Buying the tools is always less expensive than repairing a single lens. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another issue: What to do when one doesn't find the proper tool???

The asnwer is easy: build it by yourself.

As an example:

I'm repairing an old toy from Fisher Price, a music box that looks like a vinyl disc player. It has four screws in the backside, each inside a long tube. Looking at the screw one can see it's a hexagonal head. None of my hexa tools fitted into the tube, so no way of trying the head size.




What I did was to use an exhausted ballpen body.
Melting the top with a lighter and pressing the melted plastic against the head gave me the tool I needed:





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DSLR SIGMA SD9 & SD14, EOS 5D, Sony A700, Oly E-330,
TLR/6x6/645 YashicaMat, Petri 6x45, Nettar, Franka Solida, Brilliant
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent collection of small tools, Jes.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant solution!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very useful information Jesito- Thanks for posting this with images. Its a pity that the MFlenses spanner wrench isn't available anymore,looks like best one out there.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing Jes.
That's a wonderful set of tools you have.


Still the tools are more expensive than a service here Very Happy
Cleaning is between 10-15 eur - done professionally.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

std wrote:
Thanks for sharing Jes.
That's a wonderful set of tools you have.


Still the tools are more expensive than a service here Very Happy
Cleaning is between 10-15 eur - done professionally.


Mmm... it's a pity that the shipping costs would be higher than the work ones... If not I'd be thinking in sending some Wink

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Zooms Sigma 70-300, Tamron 35-135 and 70-210 short, 70-210 long, 28-70 CF Macro, 35-70, 35-80, Vivitar 70-210 KA, Tamron 70-250.
Fixed Industar-50, , Tamron 24mm, Tamron 135mm, Sands Hunter 135mm, Planar 50mm, Pancolar 50mm, Volna-3, many Exakta lenses
DSLR SIGMA SD9 & SD14, EOS 5D, Sony A700, Oly E-330,
TLR/6x6/645 YashicaMat, Petri 6x45, Nettar, Franka Solida, Brilliant
SLR Minolta X300, Fuji STX II, Praktica VLC3, Pentax P30t, Pentax SF7, EXA500, EXA 1A, Spotmatic(2), Chinon CM-4S, Ricoh, Contax, Konica TC-X , Minolta 5000, 7000i, 3Sxi, EOS 500 and CX
Rangefinders Chinon 35EE, Konica C35 auto, Canonet 28, Yashica Lynx, FED-2, Yashica electro 35, Argus C3 & C4, Regula Cita III, Voigtlander Vitoret (many), Welta Welti-I, Kodak Signette 25, Zorki-4, Bessa-R & L, Minolta Weathermatic, olympus XA2
Compact Film Konica C35V, Voigtlander Vitorets, Canon Prima Super 105, Olympus XA2 and XA3
Compact Digital Olympus C-5050, Aiptek Slim 3000, Canon Powershot A540, Nikon 5200, SIGMA DP1s, Polaroid X530, IXUS55, Kodak 6490
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Orio, Dave, std, Khatmandu, many thanks for your comments.

Jes.
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Zooms Sigma 70-300, Tamron 35-135 and 70-210 short, 70-210 long, 28-70 CF Macro, 35-70, 35-80, Vivitar 70-210 KA, Tamron 70-250.
Fixed Industar-50, , Tamron 24mm, Tamron 135mm, Sands Hunter 135mm, Planar 50mm, Pancolar 50mm, Volna-3, many Exakta lenses
DSLR SIGMA SD9 & SD14, EOS 5D, Sony A700, Oly E-330,
TLR/6x6/645 YashicaMat, Petri 6x45, Nettar, Franka Solida, Brilliant
SLR Minolta X300, Fuji STX II, Praktica VLC3, Pentax P30t, Pentax SF7, EXA500, EXA 1A, Spotmatic(2), Chinon CM-4S, Ricoh, Contax, Konica TC-X , Minolta 5000, 7000i, 3Sxi, EOS 500 and CX
Rangefinders Chinon 35EE, Konica C35 auto, Canonet 28, Yashica Lynx, FED-2, Yashica electro 35, Argus C3 & C4, Regula Cita III, Voigtlander Vitoret (many), Welta Welti-I, Kodak Signette 25, Zorki-4, Bessa-R & L, Minolta Weathermatic, olympus XA2
Compact Film Konica C35V, Voigtlander Vitorets, Canon Prima Super 105, Olympus XA2 and XA3
Compact Digital Olympus C-5050, Aiptek Slim 3000, Canon Powershot A540, Nikon 5200, SIGMA DP1s, Polaroid X530, IXUS55, Kodak 6490
EVIL Sony A3000, Pentax K-01, Olympus EPL-5, Samsung NX100 and NX210, FUJI X-M1

wildly shooting whilst unsuccessfully waiting for retirement or death, whichever arrives first...
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