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01-02-2013, 02:44 AM   #1
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What can be done with broken aperture blades?

A friend gave me his A135/f2.8 with broken aperture blades. What can be done with it?

One option is to remove those blades and then the lens is just a fixed aperture lens. What are other possibilities?

Also, any disassembling instructions?

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Perhaps remove them, find a copy with damaged glass and frankenlens it?
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"Broken" will need some detailing.
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Cardboard discs make a simple Waterhouse Stop, I use them on projector lenses that I mount on the K10 and they work just fine. I don't even make a big fuss over how neat I cut the hole, I use a craft knife and just hack the hole bigger until I get a good result, then I make a decent one.

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