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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Not good idea, it access to the critical parts for disassembly and repair are from the front.
    FWIW, All of the stop down linkage, aperture ring, and mount bits can only be accessed from the back of the lens.
    The front will get you to some optics, and aperture blades & housing.

    Glad you got the thing done with no damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    FWIW, All of the stop down linkage, aperture ring, and mount bits can only be accessed from the back of the lens.
    The front will get you to some optics, and aperture blades & housing.

    Glad you got the thing done with no damage.
    That's what I thought. If the stop-down lever was the problem, maybe it could have been accessed from behind the shutter. I'm glad the problem was solved anyway.
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    Are you rotating the entire lens or just the aperture ring to remove the lens?
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    APUG comes through again.

    I remembered reading about a person with a Minolta X-700 that had a stuck lense. I thought at the time, well, that is good information to know if I ever have that problem. Well, guess what. My x-700 had exactly the same problem and so I did a search on here for the posting of that problem. I was able to get the lense off and see that the stop down tab had some scratches on it. I have two advantages to fixing it that the other guy may not have had. I have another X-700 so I was able to study it before I went at the bad X-700. I also have a digital vernier calipers and measured the good camera and the bad camera from the flange down. On the good camera, I came up with .350in. On the bad camera I had .343 I think it was. That is only 007in. off which is about the thickness of three human hairs. So I got in there with a needle nose pliers and bent it to within .001in. of the good cameras reading. It seems to work great now. Thanks APUG. That would have been a repair job that would have cost $40 if they agreed to work on an old camera like the X-700. I will be more careful in the future about putting lenses on.

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