Ah, it works!

Started 8 months ago | Discussions
Tord S Eriksson
Tord S Eriksson Forum Pro • Posts: 14,697
Ah, it works!
4

I had a lot of dust inside my Sigma 100-400 C and simply unscrewed the front, sucked up the dust, and reassembled, but I managed to get the two tiny bit of shims around two of the screws that hold the lens in position in the wrong place (I wasn't even aware they were there at all, to tell the truth), so it suddenly suffered a bit of astigmatism.

Now getting them back was fairly simple, even though smaller fingers would have helped.
But now it needed some fine-tuning, which I did yesterday (another lovely day here with temperatures in the high 80).

A very young blue-tit, a little over two inches long (from beak to anus), acted as my model for the test shots (sadly a dusty window in between):

So a combination of a slightly tilted front lens element and not perfectly tuned focus ruined almost all shots yesterday.

Today it looks much, much better!

-- hide signature --

tordseriksson (at) gmail.....
Owner of a handful of Nikon cameras. And a few lenses.
WSSA #456

 Tord S Eriksson's gear list:Tord S Eriksson's gear list
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Ricoh GR Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D600 Nikon D3300 +23 more
rich_cx139 Senior Member • Posts: 1,615
Re: Ah, it works!

cute little things !

glad you've fixed your lens

Tord S Eriksson
OP Tord S Eriksson Forum Pro • Posts: 14,697
Re: Ah, it works!

rich_cx139 wrote:

cute little things !

glad you've fixed your lens

Thanks!

Yeah, they are darn cute, even when a bit bigger than this youngster!

-- hide signature --

tordseriksson (at) gmail.....
Owner of a handful of Nikon cameras. And a few lenses.
WSSA #456

 Tord S Eriksson's gear list:Tord S Eriksson's gear list
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Ricoh GR Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D600 Nikon D3300 +23 more
Paul Pasco
Paul Pasco Veteran Member • Posts: 8,522
Re: Ah, it works!

Much Better! Now the feather detail is more apparent.

-- hide signature --

Regards, Paul
Lili's Dad
WSSA Member #450

 Paul Pasco's gear list:Paul Pasco's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Nikon D50 Nikon D3 Nikon D300 Nikon 1 V1 +25 more
Tord S Eriksson
OP Tord S Eriksson Forum Pro • Posts: 14,697
Re: Ah, it works!

Paul Pasco wrote:

Much Better! Now the feather detail is more apparent.

Definitely much better, back to its old self!

-- hide signature --

tordseriksson (at) gmail.....
Owner of a handful of Nikon cameras. And a few lenses.
WSSA #456

 Tord S Eriksson's gear list:Tord S Eriksson's gear list
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Ricoh GR Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D600 Nikon D3300 +23 more
fafitz Contributing Member • Posts: 561
Re: Ah, it works!

It works indeed!  Very nice.  Thanks.

-- hide signature --

Frank - WSSA Member #453
D300; N1 V1;

 fafitz's gear list:fafitz's gear list
Nikon D1 Nikon D300 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) +6 more
Tord S Eriksson
OP Tord S Eriksson Forum Pro • Posts: 14,697
Re: Ah, it works!

fafitz wrote:

It works indeed! Very nice. Thanks.

Since then the lens is the blessing it once was!

Was less than the smooth ride I had hoped it to be, but I've learned a lot on the way!

-- hide signature --

tordseriksson (at) gmail.....
Owner of a handful of Nikon cameras. And a few lenses.
WSSA #456

 Tord S Eriksson's gear list:Tord S Eriksson's gear list
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Ricoh GR Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D600 Nikon D3300 +23 more
Gaber
Gaber Veteran Member • Posts: 6,240
Re: Ah, it works!

Looks good Tord. Nice detail.

-- hide signature --
 Gaber's gear list:Gaber's gear list
Nikon Coolpix 4500 Olympus Tough TG-2 Nikon 1 J5 Fujifilm X-E3 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D +14 more
Tord S Eriksson
OP Tord S Eriksson Forum Pro • Posts: 14,697
Re: Ah, it works!

Gaber wrote:

Looks good Tord. Nice detail.

Thanks, Gaber!

-- hide signature --

tordseriksson (at) gmail.....
Owner of a handful of Nikon cameras. And a few lenses.
WSSA #456

 Tord S Eriksson's gear list:Tord S Eriksson's gear list
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Ricoh GR Nikon 1 V1 Nikon D600 Nikon D3300 +23 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads