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09-28-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
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Loosing my Bearings

I managed to drop the small ball bearing that does the clicks on the aperture ring. Not easy to find in a long pile carpet!

Anyone have an idea of the size of these so I can order some?


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09-28-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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I don't know what size they are, but if you know the general area where it may have fallen you could try using a large powerful magnet to pick it up.
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Terry,

Drop me a PM with you snail mail address. I'll mail you some tomorrow.

They may not fit perfectly, but you have nothing to lose (BTW, "loosing" should be "losing").
09-28-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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^ that, or check micro-tools.com. They have bearings in their stock, different sizes, $1 for a 5-pack, and shipping is reasonable as well.

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Thanks so much, PM sent. I know I'm not the best speller in the world. English seems like a second language to me sometimes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by telfish Quote
Thanks so much, PM sent. I know I'm not the best speller in the world. English seems like a second language to me sometimes.

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You are from New York. English is a second language for you
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Have you tried a magnet to scan the carpet?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
You are from New York. English is a second language for you
Whaddaya mean! Jus cuz you be some fancypants northie type dude it doan mean ya gots to be dissin what we be speakin! Sides I heerd youse numsquatzes be sayin alla kinds "ayup" kinds of stuff!

NaCl(after 15 years, I speak Bronxish like a native)H2O

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You are from New York. English is a second language for you
Actually I am English from Bristol UK and am just a transplant in NY, so I have a valid excuse!
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QuoteOriginally posted by telfish Quote
Actually I am English from Bristol UK and am just a transplant in NY, so I have a valid excuse!
So you really don't have a good excuse for the spelling, just for a west country accent. Only real excuse is dyslexia, (at least thatís my reason and Iím sticking to it)
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Wales forever!

Look boyo I don't need a Taff to tell me about accents Are you from Caaadiffff?

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So you really don't have a good excuse for the spelling, just for a west country accent. Only real excuse is dyslexia, (at least thatís my reason and Iím sticking to it)
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I think the Aussie brand of the English language is the most unique.
Its monika is Strine!!!! lol lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by telfish Quote
Look boyo I don't need a Taff to tell me about accents Are you from Caaadiffff?

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I am really from Yorkshire but I don't have the accent, honest . I have a strong north Wales accent when I speak welsh though
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I lost the ball-bearing when I tried to convert a Soligor 200mm f/2.8 form auto-mount to manual diaphragm and I learned it for OneMoreDave in PF to get several size ball bearings from micro-tools




It is inexpensive to get, micro-tools sell a bag of 5 to 10 for a buck or two. When I manage to get the exact size, I will update you again.

Thanks,
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Direct links from microtools on three ball bearings that I ordered before:

1.2mm
Ball Bearings, 1.2mm Package of 5 - Part #: BB-1-2M


1.5mm --- the most likely one in my case
Ball Bearings, 1.5mm Package of 5 - Part #: BB-1-5M


1.7mm -- the least likely one in my case
Ball Bearings, 1.7mm Package of 5 - Part #: BB-1-7M

They cost $1.00 for a bag of 5 ball bearings of one size. If you have not ordered anything from Micro-Tools, think of considering ordering needed stuff that can help you a long way especially in sensor dust cleaning:

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