Beloved Contax 35-70 repaired

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RemcoR Senior Member • Posts: 1,199
Beloved Contax 35-70 repaired

My beloved Contax had oil on the aperture blades, causing them to stick. The aperture ring didn't work. Finally found a local repair shop (Netherlands) daring to tackle the job. A few other shops didn't dare the repair.

It was an engineer who worked many years for Vivitar and Minolta. Completely dismantled this complicated push-pull lens (with Leitax PK mount) to clean it and all was put back together.

First shot after I got it back. Just as great as ever!


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Pentax K-5
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Pentax FA 35mm F2 AL
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm F3.4 Macro
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.7 Contax
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZK
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm F2.8

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