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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: How to fix stiff focus ring Reply with quote

Hello all,
I bought a couple of lenses, and both have very stiff fosus ring.
Looks to me, these were not used for a while. May be the grease has gone dry/stiff.
Is there any way to soften up the rings without dismentling the lens. Already lost 4 lenses doing that Sad
How about heating the lens to loosen the grease?
cheers
Ed


PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a contax with quite stiff focus. I let it 3 hours in the sun, playing a little with the barrel every hour and now it's work nice.
I see you are cloudy till Wednesday in Sydney, but still 23C is too low Wink


PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Poilu Very Happy
I will do that when the sky clears up. Wink
There is no shortage of hot sun in Aus especially this time of the year.
Greetings
Ed


PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky sod wrote:
There is no shortage of hot sun in Aus especially this time of the year.


Thanks for reminding us up here of that fact.... Laughing