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05-31-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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FA* 85mm 1.4 focus clutch jammed

I managed to get hold of an FA* 85mm from a second hand camera store. It wasn't cheap but it was a lens I've been after for a while. I tested it in store on my K1 both inside the shop and out to see if all was okay.

However, I forgot to check that the focus clutch was working and when I got it home I realised the focusing ring is jammed in place and cannot be used, I checked that the clutch was in the manual position and the lever on the K1 was set to MF. The autofocus works absolutely fine - which is what I tested in the shop.

Has anyone experienced this before? Is it a fairly simple fix? I'd rather not have a refund as I really like the pictures this lens produces and I don't know if I'd ever see another one again - especially here in Moscow. Then again I don't want to be stuck with it if it's unrepairable.

What do you guys think? What would you do?

05-31-2016, 01:53 PM   #2
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yeah
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Privet, ja tozhe nedavno kupil FA 85 1.4. Na rezhime Manual nemnogo perekrutil kolco fokusa ir zastriala diafragma, a takzhe samo kolco. Tolko u menia ne rabotal i na avtofokuse. Prishlos' razobrat - otkrutil bajonet, snial jego postavil, na pravilnoje mesto rychazhok vnutri, i etogo chvatilo. Tol'ko pri razborke nado okuratno - pruzhinki tam i shariki na bajonete, smotri, ne poteriaj. U menia objektiv rabotajet prevoshodno.
This is an English speaking forum, so please Use English so we can all enjoy your advice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
yeah

This is an English speaking forum, so please Use English so we can all enjoy your advice.
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Ok, but English would have been better

You have to push the clutch towards the camera to activate it. Are you doing that @auricle?

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Exactly the same answer came to me 1 minute ago 😆
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Yes of course, I pulled the clutch towards the camera so it hides the 'auto focus' label but the focusing ring still refuses to turn.
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And does AF do anything at that point?
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No, it disengages the autofocus like it should. Everything seems to work fine other than the focus ring that is jammed.

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something is broke then, or maybe it can be pushed back a little further.
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Okay, thank you. I'll call the shop today and see if they can repair it. I certainly hope so.
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Just an update. I took it back and they promised to repair it for me. Fingers crossed.
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