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    Nikkor lens cleaning and repair.

    Where is a good place to send your manual focus nikkor lens for cleaning? I have a like new non AI lens where the aperture blades are sticking.

    I'm in Dallas Texas.

    thanks ,

    Tom Hicks

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    Have you checked with KEH yet? They have a camera repair department. I'm not sure if they do lenses though. You might also try posting this query in the camera building and modification fourm here on APUG as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Hicks View Post
    Where is a good place to send your manual focus nikkor lens for cleaning? I have a like new non AI lens where the aperture blades are sticking.

    I'm in Dallas Texas.

    thanks ,

    Tom Hicks
    Tom,

    Can I be honest with you? Saying you have a "like new non AI lens where the aperture blades are sticking" sounds like eBay-speak.

    Simply put, "Like New" lenses do not have sticky aperture blades.

    As snegron suggests, KEH is a good start. I'm sure there are other sources too. You may want to do a search here of the archives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Tom,

    Can I be honest with you? Saying you have a "like new non AI lens where the aperture blades are sticking" sounds like eBay-speak.

    Simply put, "Like New" lenses do not have sticky aperture blades.

    As snegron suggests, KEH is a good start. I'm sure there are other sources too. You may want to do a search here of the archives.
    Thanks I'll try them , how about a 42 year old lens that was used 3 times, and put up .

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    Not long ago I found on a Nikon web site, I believe, a list of the Nikon-authorized repair centers across the United States. Then I had a very well used Nikkor 50/1.4 overhauled at a local Nikon-authorized repair shop. The focus got a bit loose over 25+ years of service. I don't remember the cost (50 or so dollars I seem to recall) but it was returned in "like new" condition after a week in the shop.

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    Brian's post "jogged" the old memory cells so I went to Mr. Google and found:

    http://www.nikoncamerarepair.com/

    http://www.nikonlinks.com/unklbil/repair_us.htm



 

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