|Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:15 pm Post subject:
|Yeah, you've figured it out: it's a clip-on rather than a screw-on plate.
The good thing about them is they can't be jammed and render lens unserviceable, the bad: they love to break.
Also, some of the clip-on plates sit so close to the front lens, removing them feels a bit like defusing a bomb.
Good luck with your lens service!
Good to know that this is called a clip-on so that I can write it correctly on my list of things that I hate, hahaha.
The lens service has already been done. Thanks.
After taking off that ring the rest was dead-simpel.
The lens had a focus-ring that was too stiff and because of that the screws that keep that ring in place had come loose.
Because of this the focus-ring was slipping.
Cleaning and re-lubing the lens was easy. It only took me a few adjustments to get the helicoid in the perfect position again.
Putting back that clip-on plate was rather easy as well .
But still, if somebody knows an easy way to get that darned ring off I would be glad to hear it.