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05-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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DIY advice for repairing Tokina AF 35-70 zoom ring

Hi, I recently acquired a Tokina AF 35-70 lens and the zoom ring is loose. I imagine it will just take the correct adhesive and careful positioning to properly repair. I just thought I would see if anyone has had any previous experience and advice before I attempt this repair. Any recommendations for the right glue?


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05-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Remove the rubber and you will probably find that the 2 plastic pieces are held together with a piece of tape.
05-11-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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Thanks bobpur. I did see the tape, and I must admit I'm a bit surprised that is all that held it in place.

Any thoughts on a repair?
05-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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I have used a thin aluminum tape sold for air duct sealing, thinner than a piece of paper. Most hardware stores have it.
Just remove the old tape, set the zoom at one extreme and line up the appropriate marks and put on the new tape.
You will find that a lot of the newer lenses use tape on the focus ring as well, just makes it faster when building them and cheaper.


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