|Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:35 pm Post subject: Disassemble Soligor 135mm f2.8 ?
|Running into some problems getting the aperture ring off.
It's one of the older 17 serial variants in Nikon F mount.
I did mange to get the bayonet off- it was fairly well adhered in there, and the aperture ring won't budge.
The lone video I've seen on line shows an m-42 mount version of the same lens coming apart quite easily in these areas.
I suspect some sticky soda type drink or similar got inside the lens from the rear some how.
I'm not sure how to proceed further with this. It took a bit of force to seperate the bayonet from the lens body.
On this version, the aperture click stop mechanism appears to be a detent ball and spring. The ring material is quite thin in this area, and I don't want to break anything.
Any suggestions on how to proceed?
It would be nice to get the ring off to d&t it for an A/I conversion.
D-810, F2, FTN.
50 f2 H nikkor, 50 f 1.4 AI-s, 135 f3.5 Q, 135 f2.8 Q,
50 f2 K 2x, 50 f2 a/i, 28mm f3.5 A/I-s, 35-105 3.5-4.5 A/I-s, 200mm f4 A/I-s, partial list.
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