TIght focusing ring on 135mm f2.8 AI

Started Oct 18, 2017 | Discussions thread
pluton Veteran Member • Posts: 3,140
Re: TIght focusing ring on 135mm f2.8 AI

I have one of those right now. I have found that in the Nikon lenses of this vintage the grease usually gets stiff a while (a few years) before it evaporates. If you can live with the stiffness, just use it until it starts to go dry. If you can't use it, it'll run $75 to $150 (in the USA) to have it serviced and re-greased at a camera repair shop. Once the grease goes dry and the focus action gets very light to the touch, continued use will slowly damage the all-aluminum helicoids.

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