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    Default Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Hi there!

    Just new to this forum and i was wondering is someone could help repairing this lens mentioned (Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8) The aperture blades are sticking together and i want to open the lens to clean them. I am already able to reach the aperture blades from behind but in some way I need to remove the front object to remove the aperture. I was able to remove the plastic front ring but now I am unable to remove the inner mechanism. Does anybody know how to continue this dismantling?

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Contact brother 'fatigue'. Otherwise the Consumer Corner has the data of The Camera Workshop and other shops that might be of any help. Finally, since it' a Nikon lens, Nikon Service Center would be an option as well.
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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Thank you!

    Gonna try contacting him and search the mentioned consumer corner..

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    I haven't documented the procedure for these lens yet.

    Maybe you could show some pictures on how far you have dismantled.
    Then, we can advise the next step
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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    I have taken 2 pictures. As you can see i can see the aperture from the back (pretty greasy as you can see) but i am not able to remove the inside element to remove the two screws from the other side.
    The plastic cover of the front is removed but the focusring is still stuck there. I don't know how to continue right now..


    Picture from the back, aperture visible

    The plastic cover of the front is removed but the focusring is still stuck there. I don't know how to continue right now..

    Front picture
    Last edited by Pinjo; 2nd January 2010 at 07:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    You can't remove the blades from the rear part.
    Although, you can do a simple cleaning by wiping the blades with degreaser.
    It may or may not work, depending on how much grease leaked into the blades.

    To overhaul the blades, you must access from the front.
    But you need a special tool to remove the front optics.
    You can try using a thin sheet of rubber for grip but make sure you put marking on the original location of the retaining rings

    Caution:
    Make sure you remember the arrangement/orientation of the rear optics.
    Optics should also sit exactly on the spacers.
    Any gap may result in misalignment.

    Looks like you removed some screws which are not supposed to be removed.
    This will affect the focusing. You need to adjust the focusing to infinity.

    After putting back the lens in one piece, check the sharpness from edge to edge.
    This is to ensure you returned the rear lens group properly

    Good Luck
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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Forgot to mention.
    You next step is to remove the front optics.
    (If you can drop by at my place, I can lend you the special tool)
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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Can contact Nikon Service Centre for a price quote too..

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    I am from the Netherlands so dropping by is not so easy for me
    But for my information.. I should remove the front optics by turning the metal ring in front with that special tool?
    Would that be holding tight the outer housing part and turn the metal ring? Clockwise or counter-clockwise?

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    I could contact Nikon but I'm afraid the costs will be very high, especially when they need to align it again..

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Guess no harm asking, no commitment

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Managed to find some of my files

    You need something like this


    To remove the front cover


    Then a special lens spanner to remove this lens group:
    The spanner needs to grip on the 2 small canals indicated by yellow arrows
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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Once you reach here, you need another lens spanner to grip on the 2 holes indicated by yellow arrows to remove one more lens to reach the blades

    Note: Don't loosen the screws encircled in red
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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Lens PORN!

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    Default Re: Aperture cleaning help on 20mm AF F/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Lens PORN!
    And I'm an addict
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