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New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« on: March 04, 2018, 17:21:44 »
http://richardhaw.com/2018/03/04/repair-new-nikkor-85mm-f-1-8/

in case somebody needs to repair theirs  :o :o :o

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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 21:04:14 »
Thanks for this look inside one of the best Nikkors of the 'New Nikkor' era. I consider it to be one of the reliable lenses: slight soft effects wide open and surprisingly high resolution when stopped down.  Fully useful on a D800.  I got mine fairly cheap ($150) because of "scratches" on the rear element which are really just surface marks. 
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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 03:02:20 »
it is surprisingly good. i was expecting something similar to the Nikkor-S 50/1.4 but this one exceeded my expectations  :o :o :o

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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 03:44:52 »
Based on this conversation I just picked one up. It comes attached to an FT2 which I have absolutely no need for., but at just over a hundred US for the whole kit it was too cheap to pass up. Hope all is in working order.

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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 04:48:01 »
Based on this conversation I just picked one up. It comes attached to an FT2 which I have absolutely no need for., but at just over a hundred US for the whole kit it was too cheap to pass up. Hope all is in working order.

good luck!  :o :o :o

The FT2 is a nice camera

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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 06:28:47 »
Yes - good luck.  Enjoy both the lens and the camera.

The FT2 is indeed a nice camera (and its FT3 younger brother is even nicer!).

good luck!  :o :o :o

The FT2 is a nice camera
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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 06:50:46 »
good luck!  :o :o :o

The FT2 is a nice camera
Several years back I bought a very good condition F3 which had always been a dream camera for me when I was just starting out. I can’t imagine putting it aside to use a Nikkormat. I am also snobby and don’t like 35mm film. MF and LF were always more satisfying. Though the Rollei and the Ebony and the big and small graflexes sit idle these days. Just not enough time for all that is involved with that workflow. Maybe some day in the future.

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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2021, 23:59:11 »
I used your guide yesterday to clean the optics in mine. However, the mighty power of Nikon glue limited my access. A couple of locations no amount of solvent soaking or force worked! You did mention similar experiences in your guide, but I think you have stronger hands than me (or stronger solvent), as I had no option but to give up :-(

I was able to clean away the haze though. Amazing how a small lens element can look apparently perfectly clean, yet need five rounds of HCL + Dusper until the tissue didn’t turn black.

So far I have only used your guides for accessing and cleaning optics, but the sluggish focussing ring on my lens might be enough to spur me into action to do an extensive take apart and cleaning.

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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2021, 00:29:39 »
try heat. nikon used epoxy on some parts as evident by the burnt peanuts smell it emits when heated :o :o :o

i dont use HCL, i use naphtha and alcohol, i know that i might get cancer down the road but were all going to get there anyway, something that i have accepted when i began dabbling in watch repair and scale modeling many many many years ago ::)


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Re: New-Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 Repair
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2021, 00:45:14 »
Thanks :-)

I will try heat next time. I did buy one of those tiny butane burners that attach to lighters, but I never had the courage to use it.