Canon 58mm f1.2 FL

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  1. darinwc

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    Next on my repair list is a Canon 58mm f1.2 FL

    The aperture blades wont move at all. The lever moves, but not the blades.
    I hope it is just a matter of removing the oil from the blades.
    Does anyone have a recommended solvent to use for cleaning the blades?
     
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    Coleman lantern fuel. It doesn't leave as much residue as lighter fluid.
     
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    Hopefully there is just a link somewhere that has become disconnected. Sounds like it. It is a loverly lens, as are the later 55mm 1.2 FD lenses.
     
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    Canon FL Lens 58mm f/ 1.2

    Very nice lens with a very beautiful bokeh :D
     
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    It's just like a leaf shutter that's stuck, It's like a Ferrari with carbon on the valves. Oil on the blades.