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'greasy' aperture blades

Discussion in 'General Equipment Chat & Advice' started by mattie, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. mattie

    mattie Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at getting a second-hand a/f pentax prime, I've found one for a bit of a steal but the aperture lever is stiff and doesn't spring back. The seller suggested this was due to a broken spring and he'd repair this. However, the aperture blades looked a bit damp or greasy - I've heard the lubricant can leak, and how this can clog up the blades - could this clogging up be the cause of the broken spring? If so, is it worth buying the lens?

    All advice gratefully received
  2. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Doesn't sound worth buying to me.

    Tim BSRIPN
    Die my dear Doctor? That's the last thing I shall do!
  3. R.Medforth

    R.Medforth Well-Known Member

    No. Professional repair and re-lubrication will amost certainly cost more than the lens is worth.

    Roy AKA Pen-Man.
  4. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    Yep, sounds dodgier than one of Arthur Daileys motors! I'd steer well clear!


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