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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

If Olympus or Luton can't won't supply you with a spare, you could try one of these companies, or someone similar;

Modelfixings or Microfastenings.


I have made them in the past to repair a telescope, but only in brass and I would have thought that stainless would be preferable; ideally a high tensile grade.
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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

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Thanks Ron, bit cheeky with Olympus wanting to charge. Their excuse that my mc14 was not a lens, or camera, so wasnít covered by my Olympus pro cover warranty. I am tempted to send them the link you gave me.
Thanks again
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The MC14 is not a lens? This is an outrageous response. The loose screw is obviously defective workmanship; they should have some thread-lock on them. It's not as if you take them in and out yourself and that is why one was lost. Olympus should fix this under warranty.
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Thanks Mark so Iím on my way itís a iso m2 size I will take one out later and check the length thanks again.
Kind regards mike.

They are 6mm long, which is a standard size. I am happy to post the M2x6mm countersunk screw I have to you FOC. It is slotted, but does seem to fit well. I've tried it on the MC14 a few times and I am now pretty confident the original thread is M2.

The originals are some sort of pan head, but the M2 pan heads I have are all to big to go into the counterbore in the flange. In fact, most of the countersunk screws I have also have heads that are too big. The one that fits must have been recycled from something.Using a countersunk screw is not ideal, but is better than no screw at all.
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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Apparently warranty repairs for HDEW Cameras are carried out by A.J. Johnstone & Co Ltd of Glasgow. It might be worth contacting them to see if they can supply the screws or repair the converter more cheaply, if all else fails.

Here is a link to their website:

https://www.ajjohnstone.co.uk/

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The MC14 is not a lens? This is an outrageous response. The loose screw is obviously defective workmanship; they should have some thread-lock on them. It's not as if you take them in and out yourself and that is why one was lost. Olympus should fix this under warranty.
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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

i Have sent a letter to Olympus stating that I am not happy, and links on the subject of the MC14 problems. Let’s see what happens. Drove to the Farnborough shop but no joy. Let’s hope a fix can be found.
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PS tried to remove some screws from some old gear that was gathering dust ie an old kenko converter and old canon lens but with no luck. I think that they were deffo screwed and glued
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Apparently warranty repairs for HDEW Cameras are carried out by A.J. Johnstone & Co Ltd of Glasgow. It might be worth contacting them to see if they can supply the screws or repair the converter more cheaply, if all else fails.

Here is a link to their website:

https://www.ajjohnstone.co.uk/

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They are 6mm long, which is a standard size. I am happy to post the M2x6mm countersunk screw I have to you FOC. It is slotted, but does seem to fit well. I've tried it on the MC14 a few times and I am now pretty confident the original thread is M2.

The originals are some sort of pan head, but the M2 pan heads I have are all to big to go into the counterbore in the flange. In fact, most of the countersunk screws I have also have heads that are too big. The one that fits must have been recycled from something.Using a countersunk screw is not ideal, but is better than no screw at all.
Hi Mark thanks for your kind offer, can we leave this offer on the table please. I should hear back from Olympus early part of next week and I am away for a few days to the IOW. I will be doing a little landscape there so the MC14 isnít essential. I may escalate the problem of why this happens and when is a lens not a lens etc if Olympus do not offer me a solution.
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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

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If Olympus or Luton can't won't supply you with a spare, you could try one of these companies, or someone similar;

Modelfixings or Microfastenings.


I have made them in the past to repair a telescope, but only in brass and I would have thought that stainless would be preferable; ideally a high tensile grade.
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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

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PS tried to remove some screws from some old gear that was gathering dust ie an old kenko converter and old canon lens but with no luck. I think that they were deffo screwed and glued
I've removed screws that were similarly locked by judiciously applying the tip of a small soldering iron to soften the compound. It's always worked for me.

Traditionally shellac was used as a locking compound in the aerospace industry, and ISTRC that a Handley Page Victor crashed because a screw in the altimeter hadn't been locked.

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Hi Mark thanks for your kind offer, can we leave this offer on the table please. I should hear back from Olympus early part of next week and I am away for a few days to the IOW. I will be doing a little landscape there so the MC14 isnít essential. I may escalate the problem of why this happens and when is a lens not a lens etc if Olympus do not offer me a solution.
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Hi Mike, yes, no problem. It's yours if and when you need it.

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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

I have 2 x 6mm black flat cross headed screws in the collection of laptop screws I bought off eBay for a few quid. If you want a couple posted I’m happy to help, perhaps measure the head width too. I would imagine anywhere that repairs phones, tablets and laptops will have a variety of suitable alternatives too.

I’ve had similar luck with eBay multipacks of screws and sunglasses. You end up with a lot of spares but the cost is pretty small.
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Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

How about a watch repairer -just a thought.
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