Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?

Started Jun 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
John Bean (UK)
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Re: Helios 44 58/2 M39 mount ?
In reply to kaktusss, Jun 10, 2011

kaktusss wrote:

PPS: I bet at least two of them (probably all three) need re-greasing. Fortunately it's easy

Oh really ? I've never had to do it with my previous lenses.

From Russia? You must be lucky. They used some kind of animal grease that dries up over time.

I've bought some "Brasso" wadding polish as you advised, what (cheap & good) grease is the best (I don't want to dismantle my lenses every year :)) ?

I use ordinary lithium grease - the general-purpose kind used for cars, etc.

It's not always needed though; if the focus feels loose with "sticky" patches as you turn it then the old grease is there but dried up. A few drops of lighter fluid/fuel (Ronsonal, say) and a bit of to and fro of the focus ring often does a good job without dismantling. I had to do this to all my I-61 variants and only had to actually re-grease one of them.

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