Originally Posted by elekm
I did do a little to the Karat. The focus was stiff so I used lighter fluid and a Q-tip on the helical and it loosened up a bit after about 30 minutes of this. It's still not perfect. The lens was dirty and dusty, so I cleaned it. And the aperture/shutter blades had grease on them after I cleaned the helical, so I spent about another hour with the lighter fluid and Q-tip cleaning the blades and running through all the shutter speeds. It seems to work at all shutter speeds now, but the slow ones sound slow. I plan to send it off for a CLA before too long.
Last edited by pstake; 04-25-2013 at 10:56 AM. Click to view previous post history.