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02-21-2018, 11:36 AM   #1
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How do I remove the front element on a FA 28-80 zoom ( silver)

I have a lens that the front event has some fungus on it's affecting the photo but I cannot see how to remove the front element as it seems sealed. If anyone has any ideas let me know.

02-21-2018, 04:15 PM   #2
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If you don't see a retaining ring, then yes, the element is probably pressed sealed into the plastic or metal barrel. Whilst it is possible to cut away the surrounding material to release the lens (I've done it many times before with success), it's probably not worth the time and effort in this case. The lens in question is relatively inexpensive and you'd be better off buying a good, used copy.

Actually, there is a possibility that the retaining ring is on the inside, not visible from the front. In which case, you'll need to disassemble the front group.

Sorry, I don't think I've worked on this lens before, so I don't know its construction details.

Last edited by tom1803; 02-21-2018 at 04:25 PM.

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