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andrea_7500



Joined: 11 Oct 2002
Posts: 4
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

my diaphragm leaves are definitely stuck.
time for lubrication.

since the shutter seems to work fairly well, i was thinking to remove just the rear lens element to gain access to the diaphragm and lube with a toothpick. what do u think?

also, how to unscrew the rear lens element? do u have links at this purpose? and no, i don't have a dedicated wrench and i'd like to avoid buying (looking for) one.

thanks everybody,
Andrea
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Les



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 2682
Location: Detroit, MI

PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the lens. A typical ektar/optar/raptar can usually be unscrewed with a rubber band on the out side of it to help your grip.

They make a very flexible/tacky rubber sheet to help increas your grip too. I pay about a $1.00 for a 4x6 inch sheet, a friend of mine buys the same material in 12' by 4 feet sheets at the local Physical therapy supply for $6.00. Playtex gloves might be easier to find
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45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sears has a nice little plastic handle with rubber strap "strap wrench" for around $10 that work great. Once off use light weight oil sparingly.

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