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Old October 12th 04, 12:48 PM
Matthew McGrattan
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Hi,

I picked up a 2nd hand Soligor tele lens recently.

The focusing ring seems completely jammed. Unmovable.

The glass is clean and the aperture stops down properly so it's worth
my spending a little time fixing it.

Anyone point to any tips or a web-site with instructions for cleaning,
lubing and then reassembling a lens of this type - it's a 135mm
short-ish tele lens?

I thought for a few seconds that it might even be a fixed focus lens
(it's jammed so solid) but the lens seems to be focused at a distance
that wouldn't make sense as a hyperfocal length at any aperture.

Thanks,

Matt

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Old October 13th 04, 02:38 AM
Uranium Committee
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Matthew McGrattan wrote in message . ..

Is there a high-rise building where you live? take the elevator to the
top. Go out on the roof. Drop lens over the side. Make sure no-one is
hurt.

Hi,

I picked up a 2nd hand Soligor tele lens recently.

The focusing ring seems completely jammed. Unmovable.

The glass is clean and the aperture stops down properly so it's worth
my spending a little time fixing it.

Anyone point to any tips or a web-site with instructions for cleaning,
lubing and then reassembling a lens of this type - it's a 135mm
short-ish tele lens?

I thought for a few seconds that it might even be a fixed focus lens
(it's jammed so solid) but the lens seems to be focused at a distance
that wouldn't make sense as a hyperfocal length at any aperture.

Thanks,

Matt

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Old October 13th 04, 02:33 PM
Mike
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"Matthew McGrattan" wrote in message
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No doubt I should be buying some uber-LeicaZeissNikor lens or
something. But in the real world (where I am a student with no money)
any lens is better than no lens (and I paid less than the price of
packet of cigarette for it).

Matt

Chances are Matt that the lens was dropped before you purchased it.


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Old October 13th 04, 04:49 PM
Matthew McGrattan
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:33:35 GMT, "Mike"
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"Matthew McGrattan" wrote in message
.. .
No doubt I should be buying some uber-LeicaZeissNikor lens or
something. But in the real world (where I am a student with no money)
any lens is better than no lens (and I paid less than the price of
packet of cigarette for it).

Matt

Chances are Matt that the lens was dropped before you purchased it.


yeah, that is entirely possible. If I can't get it to focus then I'll
just chalk it down to experience. Past experiences buying cheapo 2nd
hand lenses have been mostly positive.

matt

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Old October 13th 04, 04:49 PM
Matthew McGrattan
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 13:33:35 GMT, "Mike"
wrote:


"Matthew McGrattan" wrote in message
.. .
No doubt I should be buying some uber-LeicaZeissNikor lens or
something. But in the real world (where I am a student with no money)
any lens is better than no lens (and I paid less than the price of
packet of cigarette for it).

Matt

Chances are Matt that the lens was dropped before you purchased it.


yeah, that is entirely possible. If I can't get it to focus then I'll
just chalk it down to experience. Past experiences buying cheapo 2nd
hand lenses have been mostly positive.

matt

 




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