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    Lens relube/repair?

    Hi,

    I have an old Mir lens that is very stiff. I've tried getting it apart to relube but it's stumped me.

    Anyone have a recommendation for a reasonable/low-priced repair person in the UK that can take a lens apart and relube it?

    It's not a valuable lens, so it'd need to be cheapish.

    thanks

    Matt

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    There's a website I came across recently on repairing and re-lubricating a Pentacon/Oreston lens, it might help.

    It may have been this one


    That may help you, I've certainly repaired a Soligor lens about 25+ years ago, it's just finding the right screws.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    There's a website I came across recently on repairing and re-lubricating a Pentacon/Oreston lens, it might help.

    It may have been this one


    That may help you, I've certainly repaired a Soligor lens about 25+ years ago, it's just finding the right screws.

    Ian
    Depends what you call cheapish. I know a guy that does it but I think it's £30-ish including carriage. His e-mail is camerarepairer@btopenworld.com

    Cheers, Lol

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    Lol, for £30 you could probably just buy two better MIR lenses

    Ian

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    "Matts Classic Camera" web site has a detailed discription of relubeing an Industar.Might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Lol, for £30 you could probably just buy two better MIR lenses

    Ian
    MIR - better. 2 mutually exclusive terms Still, if the guy loves the lens?

    cheers,Lol

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    Love is probably too strong a word. I quite like the lens and I quite like the less-than-perfect look of a lot of those older lens designs -- cheap Soviet tessar designs, biogon copies, etc.

    thanks for the recommendations.

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    Try Luton Camera Repair, They did a couple of Om's for me and did a really nice job

    http://www.lutcamre.demon.co.uk/

    They will probably be too pricey though



 

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