D2X & Micro Nikkor 55mm f2.8 problem

Started Jul 31, 2006 | Discussions thread
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iotatau Contributing Member • Posts: 680
Lubrication on aperture blades?


The lens is wide open with every shot I take, even if I turn the
aperture ring on the lens to other apertures like f32.

Sticky oil on aperture blades preventing them from closing? Bjørn Rørslett writes:

"The f/2.8 design is extremely prone to getting lubrication onto its aperture blades to make the aperture stick unexpectedly when shooting."

There have been threads here how to clean the blades.

I have purchased a used 55/2.8 myself but fortunately my copy works well so far.

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