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Old 7th January 2008
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Open lens surgery.

I know this is from another site but found it very interesting.....

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=24772628

.....although Olympus would be my repairer.

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Re: Open lens surgery.

Scary stuff... my desk is not a dust free area so I would definitely prefer an Oly repair too.
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Old 7th January 2008
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Re: Open lens surgery.

Interesting? Yes, as long as I do not own the lens.

As has been said earlier, without proper workshop/clean room facilities it could well be tempting fate.

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Re: Open lens surgery.

the guys got some "baws" to do that even if it was the kit lense
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Re: Open lens surgery.

hmmmm

Back in the old fully manual lens / film days when I started as a poor student with my Zenit with M42 thread mount lenses I got myself going by purchasing a few knac***ed lenses and making them work through similar surgery and araldite.

Wouldn't think of it these days - not because of the money so much as a total lack of interest in spending evenings testing things to make sure that it had been worth it

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Old 27th February 2008
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Re: Open lens surgery.

Hmm, looks pretty impressive for such a young kid!

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Old 28th February 2008
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Mad! But interesting. Shame he didn't have to take more fo it apart (in one sense) as it would have been interesting to see...
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Re: Open lens surgery.

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Originally Posted by shenstone View Post
hmmmm

Back in the old fully manual lens / film days when I started as a poor student with my Zenit with M42 thread mount lenses I got myself going by purchasing a few knac***ed lenses and making them work through similar surgery and araldite.

Wouldn't think of it these days - not because of the money so much as a total lack of interest in spending evenings testing things to make sure that it had been worth it

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Andy
Very interesting post.

@Andy - didn't we all do this at some point i.e. spend time doing inane things that we'd not even consider now I remember building an oscilator circuit with transistors and resistors... freaky eh!
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Re: Open lens surgery.

interesting post,
amazing to see just what is inside a lens nowadays
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Re: Open lens surgery.

Yikes, that's a brave thing to do.
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