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02-18-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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Takumar 200 3.5 problems

I have a takumar 200mm 3.5 lens that can't focus to infinity. I know it's not my camera or adapter because I have two copies of this lens. The other set focus to infinity as it should. Is there some way to adjust it or should I send it in for repair?


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This lens was probably taken apart to clean or repair but was improperly reassembled. If the lens is worth getting repaired and if there is a qualified lens repair shop near you, by all means do so.
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Moved to the SLR lens discussion section as this isn't an article.
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Is this the preset version, aperture rings in front? I don't have that lens but looking at the 135/3.5 preset, the whole front lens group unscrews. I think infinity focus on this lens might have been adjusted by shimming this group, at the factory. See if the front group is still screwed tightly on to the lens.

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Yes this the preset version. Thank you for the information.

I'm sorry for posting in the wrong section.

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