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Where to get manual Nikkor lenses maintained


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philm35 Registered since 25th Jan 2004
Fri 22-Mar-13 12:03 AM | edited Fri 22-Mar-13 12:07 AM by philm35

I recently purchased a nice 50mm 1.4 AI Nikkor at a camera swap meet for $100. It is in beautiful condition... looks brand new, and it makes beautiful images. Unfortunately the rotation of the focus ring is a bit stiff. I suspect the lens needs a clean and lube.

Looking online for repair of these old manual lenses has not yielded good results. Most places don't want to touch vintage lenses... or they want to charge $160 just to lube the focus ring.

Any recommendations for someone who can do this at a reasonable price?