|Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:59 am Post subject: Rubber bands replacement list
|Many of us have already encountered the problem of lenses with rubbers that need to be replaced.
So I think that it would be nice to have a list of replacement rubbers.
And with those I mean rubbers with the same structure, pattern and diameter-size that can be taken from other cheap donor-lenses.
These lenses should be easy to find and cheap. So the best thing to do is to look for broken, damaged, fungus-infested or otherwise worthless lenses that have those rubbers that you need.
Most of the time these will be zoom-lenses, which also have the big advantage that they often have very big rubbers (in length that is).
So I hope that many will share their experience in this matter and that we will come to a long list of cheap replacement rubbers.
These are a few to start:
- Super Multi Coated Takumar 100mm f/4 macro------ Replacement: Tamron Adaptall-2 80-210mm f/3.8-4 (model 103A)
- Kilfitt lenses (all kinds) these lenses have a very fine ribbed rubber------ Replacement: Tamron SP 70-210mm f/3.5 (cheapest possible donor).
- Vivitar Series 1 135mm f/2.3 (this is a difficult one because the focusring is conical shaped)----- Replacement: Vivitar macro focussing zoom 75-205mm f/3.8
Length is not a problem, just cut them to size.
And if you have a rubber that doesn't fit anymore, because it has stretched out during time, just put it in a pre-heated oven at 250 degrees (Celcius) for a few minutes and it will slightly shrink.