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Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-05-2018, 08:45 AM  
Dumb thing I just did to my M 35/2.8
Posted By edom31
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Honestly, this crossed my mind - to somehow take the tab down and just use it as a true manual, even focusing while stopped down (or opening it to focus and once focused, closing the aperture to the desired stop).

Still debating it..

---------- Post added 06-05-18 at 11:46 AM ----------



I will give this a try, eventually when I figure how to get that piece of metal off the screw.

thanks!
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-03-2018, 05:33 PM  
Dumb thing I just did to my M 35/2.8
Posted By edom31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Yep, I reckon now...

thanks for the advise.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-03-2018, 11:33 AM  
Dumb thing I just did to my M 35/2.8
Posted By edom31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Yep, this is my fear.

I love my copy, it is ultra sharp! I love how close you can get to your subject too.
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-02-2018, 08:50 AM  
Dumb thing I just did to my M 35/2.8
Posted By edom31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Thanks for this info.

---------- Post added 06-02-18 at 11:54 AM ----------



might have to acquire one of these... thanks
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 06-01-2018, 10:05 PM  
Dumb thing I just did to my M 35/2.8
Posted By edom31
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
So, yes, this is a new low...

My copy is suffering from a sluggish aperture closing/opening (it is not the blades, it is 99% sure some kind of grease/residue on the mechanism). So in order to clean it I must access it from the back:

Well, the back screws are just too damn tight! They won't budge... So I researched the topic - tried a rubber band to the head, nope; tried different JIS sizes, nope... then I decided to try and heat a screw with a soldering iron... I read that you should really let the screw cool off after heating it. I did not do that; I went for it while it was hot. The result?



Yes, that screw to the right basically has the tip of my JIS 00 screw driver adhered to it! The thing just tored my JIS screwdriver and ate it!

Few things that annoy me - I know my JIS set is cheap, so I ordered a rather good one today on the web. I obviously did not get it yet, but decided that I was bored enough to give this idea a try, rather than just wait for the quality tool.

Now, can anyone suggest an option? It really irks me that I would have to send the lens somewhere to be treated - I have cleaned slow apertures on other prime lenses before, it is rather easy to do (did it recently to a 50/1.8 Zuiko "Japan", which is also notorious for this). By mid June I am sending Eric a Spotmatic and my ME Super for CLA; is this my last resort?

Some info on how bad the aperture on the lens currently is - I really cannot use it on a DSLR at f8 or above (hence, wide open or other wide apertures would work OK).
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