Nikon Manual Lens focus ring too loose

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Bryan Murray, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Bryan Murray

    Bryan Murray Member

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    Is there anyway to tighten a lens's focus ring? I bought a used 35mm lens off KEH and the glass is great but the focus ring is a little loose for my taste. I didn't want to send it back and i can live with it the way it is but is there anyway to tighten it?
    Should i just rub some dirt on it?
    -bryan
     
  2. Jesper

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    Sounds like it needs some grease.
    I would take it to a professional (if you are not experienced in this yourself)
     
  3. Brian Legge

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    To expand on that, grease is used in the helicoid to dampen the focus. Different types are used for different lenses, even within a manufacturer.

    Its possible the original grease either separated/moved around and is dampening it too little or you just like more resistance than it originally had. Any camera tech could probably take a look and deal with it.