Internet Nikon Repair Resources

 

80-200mm f/4 AiS disassembled.  Photograph courtesy Richard Haw (http://richardhaw.com)

Some resources are very detailed, others skim over; use them with care.  Some of the resources listed are in Japanese.  Well, if you don’t read Japanese, you can (i) look at the photos; (ii) use online translation tools (inaccurate but get you there somewhat).

Enjoy.  Remember – if you mess up your lens, it is your responsibility.

My Posts

Lens Repair (1): Some Thoughts – To begin the process of lens repair.

Lens Repair (2): Major Parts of a Lens (Manual Focus) – Do you know where you’re going to?

Lens Repair (3): Working from the rear… – Accessing the rear part of the lens.

Lens Repair (4): Coming from the front – Go from the front

Lens Repair (5): Working the Helicoids – Alignment, alignment, alignment, and, you guessed it, alignment. (Under construction)

28mm f/2.8 Nikon Lens Series E – Cleaning – A budget wide angle
Nikon 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 AiS Disassembly – The AiS lens that is full of plastic parts
36~72mm f/3.5 Nikon Lens Series E Disassembly and Cleaning – The budget zoom lens after the venerable 43~86mm f/3.5
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 Ai Disassembly and Cleaning – the return of an old friend

50mm f/1.8 Nikon Lens Series E – Disassembly and Cleaning (updated 1 Apr 2017) – the start of the new budget era.

5cm f/2 Nikkor-S Disassembly – the workhorse normal lens – what do you do when there is no screw at the bayonet mount? (Under Construction)

80-200mm f/4.5 Zoom-Nikkor.C Disassembly and Cleaning – The lens that changed the perception that zoom lenses were convenient tools and could not be relied upon to perform to an excellent level.

Specific Lenses

Order large to small aperture (i.e. f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8) then older to newer lenses (i.e. pre-Ai to Ai to AiS)

20mm

AF 20mm 1:2.8D – Clean sticky aperture blades – Shimon Mor http://shimonmor.com/TEMP/20mmlensrepair.html

20mm f/4 Ai – 修理人たぐちの徒然日記 (in Japanese) http://www.kitamura.jp/photo/repairer/2012/re862.html

24mm

24mm F/2.8 AI rebuild ms01rci (Youtube Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYbtN74QIXU&t=2035s

28mm

28mm f/2 Nikkor-NC Auto 分解 (in Japanese) http://bal4u.dip.jp/hobby/archives/2705

28mm f/2.8 Ai – F’sトップ (in Japanese) http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor28mm.htm

28mm f/2.8 AiS – stuck aperture and some fungus.  Didn’t touch the helicoid, but there is a photo from the front that appears to show a second set of helicoid keys. http://lensfix.blogspot.sg/2015/02/nikon-28mm-f28-ai-s.html

28mm f/2.8 Nikon Lens Series E – Cleaning – ddmd https://diediemustdive.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/28mm-f2-8-nikon-lens-series-e-cleaning/

28mm f/3.5 AiS – Richard Haw.  Details on helicoid disassembly and aperture unit disassembly, cleaning and re-installation. https://richardhaw.com/2016/11/20/repair-nikkor-28mm-f3-5-ai-s/

35mm

35mm f/1.4 AiS – かっつんのメモ用紙 (in Japanese) Part I http://memopara.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-3.html

35mm f/1.4 AiS – かっつんのメモ用紙 (in Japanese) Part II http://memopara.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-4.html

35mm f/2 Nikkor-O https://richardhaw.com/2016/11/05/repair-nikkor-o-35mm-f2/

35mm f/2 Ai – ニコン Nikon Ai Nikkor 35mm F2 F2.0 整備 分解 修理 http://bal4u.dip.jp/hobby/archives/2206

35mm f/2.5 E – (in Japanese) http://www.geocities.jp/classic_jcar/e_35_mt.html

35mm f/2.5 E – Shin☆mura Family (in Japanese) https://shin7275.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/%e3%83%ac%e3%83%b3%e3%82%ba%e3%80%80%e5%88%86%e8%a7%a3%e6%b8%85%e6%8e%83%e3%80%80nikon-lens-series-e-35mm-f2-5/

35mm f/2.8 Nikkor-S Auto 清掃 http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/userid/1331401/blog/29135958/

35mm f/2.8 Nikkor-S Auto Matt Bierner (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VH5IACaL7M

35mm f/2.8 K (Part I) – Mikeno62 (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlmSetNjU8M

35mm f/2.8 K (Part II) – Mikeno62 (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5QRv4l8EcY

35mm f/2.8 K – NIKKOR 35mm F2.8 分解清掃 http://dracame.exblog.jp/20783740/

35mm f/2.8 K – New Nikkor 35mm F2.8 No.775119 分解清掃(クモリ除去) https://brwafe2.blogspot.sg/2011/04/new-nikkor-35mm-f28-nr775119.html

35mm f/2.8 Ai – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/05/28/repair-nikkor-35mm-f2-8-ai/

35mm f/2.8 AiS – F’sトップ (in Japanese) http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor35mm.htm

PC-NIKKOR 35/2.8 – 修理人たぐちの徒然日記http://www.kitamura.jp/photo/repairer/2013/re935.html

PC-Nikkor 35/3.5 – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/09/03/repair-pc-nikkor-35mm-f3-5/

Normal Lens

45mm f/2.8 GN Auto-Nikkor – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/03/13/repair-gn-auto-nikkor-45mm-f2-8/

50mm f/1.2 AiS (Dust Removal) – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/05/01/repair-nikkor-50mm-f1-2-ai-s-dust-removal/55mm f/1.2

50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/01/23/project-nikkor-s-50mm-f1-4/

50mm f/1.4 New Nikkor レンズの分解清掃 – http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/new_nikkor50mm.htm

50mm f/1.4 Ai – focus on the helicoids with good photos to illustrate process for 3+ screws 2 AR aperture coupling screw version, with a photo to show the version without the coupling screws, in Japanese Aiニッコール50mmF1.4の分解 http://www17.plala.or.jp/rec-c/sub3.html

50mm f/1.4 Ai http://pakira3.sakura.ne.jp/wp/?p=7168

50mm f/1.4 Ai – complete disassembly – with good photos to illustrate process, in Japanese 修理人たぐちの徒然日記 Ai NIKKOR 50/1.4 編 http://www.kitamura.jp/photo/repairer/2013/re940.html

50mm f/1.4 Ai – optical part only, in Japanese, Ai NIKKOR 50mm F1.4 分解清掃 http://dracame.exblog.jp/20900193/

50mm f/1.4 Ai – Cleaning aperture blades レンズの分解清掃 – http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor50mm.htm

50mm f/1.4 Ai – Nikon NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.4 Cleaningしてみたよ (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xLSVCIChLU

50mm f1.4 Ai partial disassembly to show the difference between the “usual” construction of the 50mm f/1.4 Ai and the 2 AR aperture coupling screws version), in Japanese.  Ai Nikkor 50mm F1.4の内部構造が違っていた件 http://gossan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2010/02/ai-nikkor-5014n.html

50mm f1.4 Ai Disassembly (erroneously labeled as AiS, version with 2 AR aperture coupling screws, same as my blog post, also omitted helicoid alignment part – dangerous to follow this blog!)  – dehk – https://dehk.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/ais-nikkor-50mm-f1-4-disassembly/

50mm f1.4 AiS Disassembly (erroneously labeled as Ai) in Japanese, Ai Nikkor 50mm F1.4の分解方法 http://katteni80.blog133.fc2.com/blog-entry-300.html

50mm f1.4 AF Disassembly – dehk – https://dehk.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/af-nikkor-50mm-f1-4-disassembly/

50mm f/1.8 Ai – mikeno62 – Cleaning aperture blades in Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 Ai – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkKoOG1L9cs

50mm f/1.8 Nikon Lens Series E – Cleaning – ddmd https://diediemustdive.wordpress.com/2016/10/16/50mm-f1-8-nikon-lens-series-e-cleaning/

50mm f/1.8 AiS – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/02/15/repair-nikkor-50mm-f1-8-ai-s/

NIKKOR-S 50/2 其の壱 – 修理人たぐちの徒然日記 – http://www.kitamura.jp/photo/repairer/2008/re244.html (Blog mislabeled as Nikkor-S 50/1.4)

NIKKOR-S 50/2 其の弐 – 修理人たぐちの徒然日記 – http://www.kitamura.jp/photo/repairer/2008/re245.html (Blog mislabeled as Nikkor-S 50/1.4)

NIKKOR-H AUTO 1:2 f=50mm レンズの分解清掃 – http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor-h_50mm.htm

50mm f/2 HC – たっちゃんのレンズ沼 – http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tattuu1/e/f943dbc098c384ec5ad2ea76f82e10c9

50mm f/2 K – https://richardhaw.com/2016/12/11/repair-nikkor-50mm-f2k-new-nikkor/

50mm f/2K – Ai NIKKOR 50mm F2 分解清掃 http://ja11.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2011/05/ai-nikkor-50mm-.html

50mm f/2 K – daitocamera – Replacement of lens greasehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQL7G7yK6dg

Nikkor (New) – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/02/06/repair-new-nikkor-55mm-f1-2/

58mm f/1.2 Noct-Nikkor – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/09/25/repair-noct-nikkor-58mm-f1-2-ai-s/

85mm

85mm f/2 Ai – 外装交換 http://bal4u.dip.jp/hobby/archives/4046

85mm f/2 AiS – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/01/09/project-nikkor-85mm-f2-ai-s/

85mm 2.0 AIS – mikeno65 Cleaning Aperture blades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC1GAjAhzj4&list=PL4wLh5VR2NtK8QT47qVSAlCk6zbkMEgnq&index=29

85mm f/1.8 Nikkor-H 修理人たぐちの徒然日記コラム・ギャラリー 2015.04.03【Vol.1213】(グリス交換要領) http://www.kitamura.jp/photo/repairer/2015/re1213.html

85mm f/1.4 AiS – mikeno65 sticky focus ring PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-T3VCxDamc

85mm f/1.4 AiS – mikeno65 sticky focus ring PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAiOGXns7wk

105mm

105mm f/2.5 Nikkor-P (Sonnar) – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2017/04/17/repair-auto-nikkor-p-105mm-f2-5/

105mm f/2.5 Nikkor-P.C (Gauss) – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2017/05/05/repair-auto-nikkor-p-c-105mm-f2-5/

135mm

135mm f/2.8 Nikkor-Q – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/04/21/repair-nikkor-q-135mm-f2-8/

135mm f/2.8 K/Ai – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/07/10/repair-nikkor-135mm-f2-8kaiai-s/

135mm f/3.5 Nikkor-Q – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/08/21/repair-nikkor-q-135mm-f3-5/

200mm

20cm f/4 ッコールQ オート 20cm F4 旧 – http://1st.geocities.jp/autonikkor/at20c4q/index.htm

20cm f/4 Nikkor-Q – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2017/01/01/repair-nikkor-q-20cm-f4/

200mm f/4 Nikkor-Q – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/03/07/repair-auto-nikkor-q-200mm-f4/

Nikkor-Q Auto 200mm F4 分解 – http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/587299/car/502299/3358328/photo.aspx

Nikkor-Q Auto 200mm F4.0を分解 – http://gossan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2008/11/nikkor-q-auto-2.html

Nikkor-QC Auto 200mm f/4 – http://www.geocities.jp/classic_jcar/auto200f4-mt.html

200mm f/4 K/Ai – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/07/24/nikkor-200mm-f4-kai/

200mm f/4 K – Working with aperture blades – mikeno62 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQQXMyo4yXg

Ai NIKKOR 200mm F4 絞り羽 分解修理 ~前編~ http://camera2repair.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-2.html

Ai NIKKOR 200mm F4 絞り羽 分解修理 ~後編~ http://camera2repair.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-3.html

【第445沼】Nikon Ai NIKKOR 200mm f4 分解掃除 – http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tattuu1/e/b0d8b5c3b2bfac04508b6e3276c09e6f

Standard Zooms

28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 AF の分解清掃 http://ohkin.net/?p=90

Nikkor AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D の分解清掃 – http://camera2repair.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html

28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AFD http://www.geocities.jp/classic_jcar/ai-af_28-80_2mf.html

35-70mm 3.3-4.5 AiS の分解 http://dracame.exblog.jp/18801529/

35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AiS – コンパクトズーム Nikon Ai Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm F3.5-4.5S http://bal4u.dip.jp/hobby/archives/3957

36~72mm f/3.5 Nikon Lens Series E Disassembly and Cleaning – ddmd – https://diediemustdive.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/3672mm-f3-5-nikon-lens-series-e-disassembly-and-cleaning/

36-72mm f/3.5 E – Hatena::Diary (in Japanese) http://d.hatena.ne.jp/Hie/touch/20151205

36-72mm f/3.5 E – UPA Blog (in Japanese) http://upa.get.ph/wp/%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%82%BA%E6%B8%85%E6%8E%83%E3%80%80nikon-lens-series-e-zoom-%EF%BC%93%EF%BC%96%EF%BC%8D%EF%BC%97%EF%BC%92%E3%8E%9C%E3%80%80%EF%BD%86%EF%BC%93

43-86mm f/3.5 Zoom-Nikkor Auto Nippon Kogaku Japan – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/06/25/repair-zoom-nikkor-43-86mm-f3-5-13/

43-86mm f/3.5 Zoom-Nikkor.C Auto Nikon – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/10/24/repair-zoom-nikkor-43-86mm-f3-5-23/#more-11084

43-86mm f/3.5 Zoom-Nikkor Ai – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2017/02/05/repair-zoom-nikkor-43-86mm-f3-5-ai-33/

43-86mm f/3.5 Zoom-Nikkor Ai – Daitocamera (YouTube) (in Japanese) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ut93N8siTE

43-86mm f/3.5 Zoom-Nikkor Ai – F’sトップ (in Japanese) http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor_43-86mm.htm

Telezooms

70-210mm f/4 E分解・清掃 http://mocambo131.exblog.jp/17304315/

70-210mm f/4 E JWCのカメラとレンズの修理帳 http://junkworldconn.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2007/12/nikon_series_e_.html

75-150mm f/3.5 E – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/03/20/e-75-150mm-f3-5/

ニコン Nikon Ai 75-150mm F3.5 Series E 分解 修理、シリーズE

80-200mm f/2.8 AF first version (push-pull) http://mountainlab.ch/divers/AF%2080-200%20f2_8%20disassembling%20procedure.pdf

80-200mm f/4 AiS – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/01/30/project-zoom-nikkor-80-200mm-f4-ai-s/

80-200mm f/4 AiS – F’s トップ レンズの分解清掃 http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor80_200mm_f4s.htm

80-200mm f/4.5 Zoom-Nikkor.C Disassembly and Cleaning – ddmd https://diediemustdive.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/80-200mm-f4-5-zoom-nikkor-c-disassembly-and-cleaning/

80-200mm f/4.5 Ai (early model) 前期型 分解掃除です – たっちゃんのレンズ沼 http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tattuu1/e/074e7f3be9241c9dbbe8408d540ef619

80-200mm f/4.5 K (Ai converted) [前編] 70年代の高級ズーム https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwGClghUuR8

80-200mm f/4.5 K (Ai converted) [後編] 70年代の高級ズーム https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfKmKcOWF-8

80-200mm f/4.5 Ai (late model) – F’s トップ レンズの分解清掃 http://www.geocities.jp/pxm0/nikkor80_200mm.htm

80-200mm f/4.5 Ai – http://www.gakukoujin.sakura.ne.jp/photo/3photo/lens/zoom1/

80-200mm f/4.5 Ai (late model) – 風太郎のPな日々 http://futaro1980.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-754.html

Micro-Nikkors

55mm f/2.8 AiS – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/02/22/repair-micro-nikkor-55mm-f2-8-ai-s/

55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor-P – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2017/01/18/repair-micro-nikkor-p-55mm-f3-5-auto/

105mm f/2.8 AiS Micro-Nikkor – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2017/02/19/repair-micro-nikkor-105mm-f2-8-ai-s/

105mm 1:2.8 AF Focus problem mikeno62 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLQzIrCDmbk

Extension Tubes

PN-11 https://richardhaw.com/2016/10/30/repair-nikon-pn-11-extension-tube/

General Principles

Richard Haw (https://richardhaw.com/) has a good write-up on a number of topics, highly recommended read.

Camera and Lens Repair Essentials – https://richardhaw.com/2015/12/23/camera-and-lens-repair-essentials/

Best Practices – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

https://richardhaw.com/2015/12/29/best-practices-part-1/

https://richardhaw.com/2015/12/30/best-practices-part-2/

https://richardhaw.com/2016/01/03/best-practices-part3/

Repair – Helicoids https://richardhaw.com/2016/04/10/repair-helicoids/

Fungus Cleaning https://richardhaw.com/2016/03/27/repair-fungus-cleaning/

Fungus Cleaning https://petapixel.com/2016/09/29/remove-fungus-lens/

Ai Mod

Ai Conversion – Richard Haw https://richardhaw.com/2016/01/21/diy-ai-conversion/

35mm f/2.8 Nikkor-S non-milling method – http://bal4u.dip.jp/hobby/archives/3918

Cameras

FE/FM film advance fix – dehk – https://dehk.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/nikon-fefm-film-advance-fix/

Nikon EM (Jap) http://tomshome.sakura.ne.jp/others/nikon/EM.html

Service Manuals

Few and far in between for MF lenses, but some AF ones are available.

Artic Wolf – excellent site with lots of service manuals, mostly AF, cameras, accessories.  http://arcticwolfs.net/

Allphotolenses (mostly instruction manuals, some service manuals): http://allphotolenses.com/pdf/c_18.html

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