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    Who does general lens CLA?

    I have a Soligor 200mm f2.8 that makes for a great little portrait lens but the front half is loose and wobbles, optics are fine and the aperture blades are snappy.

    I can only do cameras, most of my lenses I send off.
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit, under the knife for a bit
    4x5 Graphic View / Schneider 180 / Ektar 127
    RB67 Pro S / 50 4.5 / 90 3.8 / 180 4.5 / WLF / prism finder / polaback
    Random 35mm stuff

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    I would also like a good source for removing oil from aperture blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    I would also like a good source for removing oil from aperture blades.
    That is just so easily done I'm dumbfounded that anybody couldn't do it. Get the glass out of it, swab the closed-down blades with a couple q tips dipped in naptha, and you're done.

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    Hi Tom

    confirmed but you did not say how or tools needed...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    That is just so easily done I'm dumbfounded that anybody couldn't do it. Get the glass out of it, swab the closed-down blades with a couple q tips dipped in naptha, and you're done.
    Easy for some lenses, not so much for others. So, it really just depends...

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    Any competent camera repair shop should be able to overhaul a lens. I use Steve's Camera Repai in Culver City CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xmas View Post
    Hi Tom

    confirmed but you did not say how or tools needed...?
    Sorry, but when I spoke I failed to remember that anything is easy if you know how to do it. Wasn't my intent to make you feel foolish. I suppose if it were incumbent on me to do a chemistry equation and couldn't, then somebody else might say I was the ignorant one. They'd be right.

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    Try Midwest Camera Repair in Michigan. http://www.midwestcamera.com/estimate.html
    They're factory service for Nikon and do excellent repair work on other 35mm equipment too. Very fair prices and fast turnaround times. Fill out the form above and I'm sure they'll get you a quick estimate on your lens CLA.
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    http://www.flutotscamerarepair.com/ Good people. Highly recommended.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Sorry, but when I spoke I failed to remember that anything is easy if you know how to do it. Wasn't my intent to make you feel foolish. I suppose if it were incumbent on me to do a chemistry equation and couldn't, then somebody else might say I was the ignorant one. They'd be right.
    HiTom
    I apologize I was hoping you might tell..,
    This phone is Di abolocial.
    set of swiss files
    acetone - nail lacquer
    set of small screw drivers
    soldering iron
    set of smaller pointed nose pliers
    washing up gloves
    pencil erasers
    small metal file
    plastic tubing
    instant gasket tube [RTV rubber]
    micro cleaning cloth new
    can Zippo fluid
    bulb blower large
    nail lacquer garish colour
    scissors
    google lens type + dismantle
    you file the best set of pliers to just fit any lens ring
    you make up friction wrench from plastic pipe and RTV rubber or bits of kitchen gloves
    any skin cream which includes NaOH to kill fungus...
    Nikon lenses screws will be fixed with glue and may need heating to soften
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    don't strip a zoom
    don't ask why
    use sharpi for missing black paint don't think of paint...
    don't use acetone on paint
    the Zippo is for removing oil
    dont wipe a soft coating best send lens to pro shop
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