Easy-to-disassemble lens

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john isaacs Veteran Member • Posts: 4,628
Re: Easy-to-disassemble lens

Alphoid wrote:

What's a cheap, easiest-to-disassemble (and reassemble) lens?

Teaching kids.

It doesn't need to reassemble optically calibrated, but it should work (we use u4/3, since anything adapts).

Wide-ish aperture preferred. A big part of this is understanding what the aperture does, and that's easier if you can have big bokeh balls.

I'm thinking some historical lens from a now-dead MF mount? Or a cheap Chinese CCTV lens of some kind?

You want a strictly manual lens. And one with a large aperture. I would try a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AiS lens.

And as luck would have it, there is a video showing how to disassemble and clean oil from the aperture blades of that lens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqKFSThFbMo

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