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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2019, 14:51:43 »
The red circle in reply #5 indicates a hole, when they close/lock the lens together, they drop sticky glue there, put a bit of disolvent and vait a little and unscrew it. Mark it first


The 1 cm long slot with cross screw is the aperture blade adjustment, mark where it is.
The arm moving is the stop down arm for the aperture blades,,,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYbtN74QIXU&t=2035s
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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 14:54:31 »
And here how to do the rest as well:


https://whatdoineed2do.blogspot.com/2018/04/nikkor-24mm-f28-ai-s-disassembly.html


For the Ais, same same,,, more or less ;)
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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 17:45:58 »
And here how to do the rest as well:


https://whatdoineed2do.blogspot.com/2018/04/nikkor-24mm-f28-ai-s-disassembly.html


For the Ais, same same,,, more or less ;)

Thanks Erik,

Just a quick idea, after removing all the optical element leaving the casing and aperture mechanism alone I may consider washing and drying the whole casing and the aperture blades/mechanism without further disassembly work. Do you guys think that would work?

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 20:23:10 »
I did the same on a 50 1.4 als with sticky blades
You have to remove the glass as a whole part and then you remove all the iris mechanism , you disassembly, clean an assembly again
It was easy for this lens, for your lens I donít know the approach must be similar  :D

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 20:27:14 »
Do you think this would work? Without disassembling aperture mechanism, I would dip the whole casing with aperture in the cleaning solution for a while, close-open the aperture a number of times to wash the oil and then dry the whole thing.

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2019, 20:41:03 »
I donít find it a good idea, leave the grease of the helicoids untached
If you find the the way to remove the optical blocks itís easy(I donít remember the front or the back for iris), I didnít removed all, only the part you have to reach iris mechanism
Take your time and study the related videos and Richards website

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 20:48:22 »
I don’t find it a good idea, leave the grease of the helicoids untached
If you find the the way to remove the optical blocks it’s easy(I don’t remember the front or the back for iris), I didn’t removed all, only the part you have to reach iris mechanism
Take your time and study the related videos and Richards website

What I meant was, I would remove all optical elements leaving only the metal casing with the aperture mechanism. I would not wash it with any of the glass lenses. And there is no helicoid here in the objective block.

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2019, 21:58:48 »
You can try
Dissolvents donít clean sometimes 100% they may leave spots, use a very soft brush

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2019, 11:37:28 »
It will absolutely not work!
You will ruin the lens.


Aperture blades must be completely clean or they will not be snappy.


Not possible at all sorry.
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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2019, 14:34:38 »
It will absolutely not work!
You will ruin the lens.


Aperture blades must be completely clean or they will not be snappy.


Not possible at all sorry.

Makes sense. And I have gone too far to be lazy.

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2019, 17:13:29 »
I was able to disassemble the aperture, clean it thoroughly and put it back happily. Thank you everyone for your inputs. I will put together the lens and give feedback here soon.

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2019, 02:19:54 »
I was able to disassemble the aperture, clean it thoroughly and put it back happily. Thank you everyone for your inputs. I will put together the lens and give feedback here soon.


Very interesting! How did it go?

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2019, 16:45:15 »


Very interesting! How did it go?

Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway

Hi,

What I did was I remove the front group then the middle group as the whole. I ended up buying another divider(compass) to make a second round-ended spanner for the middle group. Then I remove the aperture setting screw, then the ring then another ring then all the blades. I did not take a lot of pictures, jut trusted my memory :)

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2019, 19:31:35 »
Nice, now put the lens back to see it working, itís a good memory check!

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Re: Cleaning Nikon 24mm f2.8 AI aperture leaves
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2019, 20:18:01 »
Nice, now put the lens back to see it working, it’s a good memory check!

i did put together the objective and re-grease the CRC helicoid. I am not done with the outer case, though. The bayonet mounting screws turned to be the most challenging thing as they were extremely stubborn. I needed to give it to the repair shop and they drilled one of the screw through. I got the case back and will re-grease the outer helicoid tonight. Will have some test pictures tomorrow.