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10-04-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 Focus Distance Scale

I'm having a great time with my mom's Spotmatic SP and Super Takumar 55mm F1.8 lens. The only nuisance with the lens is that the metal band that has the focus distances marked on it has come loose. In now spins freely within the lens body, such that when the lens is focussed at infinity (based on the hard stop), the focus index could be pointing at infinity, or 3 feet, or some other value, depending on the results of random friction forces as the metal band spins within the lens body. This also takes away from the smooth manual focussing feel of this wonderful lens.

Does anyone know if this problem can be remedied without disassembling the lens?


10-04-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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The distance scale on the Super Takumars is attached by three small (very small) screws that can be accessed from the outside. The screws press against the lens body and hold the scale in place.

It takes very little screw movement for them to come loose.

If the screws are still present then you need only adjust the scale correctly and re-tighten. If they are missing, well they are a bit hard to find.

Good luck!

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