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.

About me

I am an engineer by training, I enjoy photography, love listening to music, and am addicted to scuba diving; hence the nick diediemustdive.  You are here not to read about me, but about the lens I am about to describe, but then you just might be interested to know a little more About Me.  Go ahead and click on that link, if you will.

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.

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
Nikon 35mm f/2.8 AiS Tear Down and Overhaul – Rediscovering a forgotten favourite
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.
200mm f/4 K Disassembly, cleaning and overhaul.  The lens that came from the lineage started the telephoto era of Nikon F.

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

Repair: Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8 Auto – Richard Haw – https://richardhaw.com/2017/11/04/repair-nikkor-n-24mm-f2-8-auto/

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

Nico van Dijk Maintenance and cleaning a Nikkor-AI 1.8/50 mm http://www.nicovandijk.net/repairnikkor1850mm.htm

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) Inside the focus helicoil’s in NIKKOR-P AUTO 1:2.5 f=105mm non-ai – mikeno62

The “spring” can be seen at about 8:00

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/

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5K – Richard Haw – https://richardhaw.com/2017/10/26/repair-nikkor-105mm-f2-5k/

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 Nikkor-Q – Tinkering with Camera https://tinkeringwithcameras.blogspot.com/2008/03/disassembly-of-nikon-135mm-lens.html

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

Assemble AF MICRO NIKKOR 105mm 1:2.8 motion lapse film – Mikeno62 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-5Ui4Dej_w

Working with aperture blades in AF Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 – Mikeno62 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGDJom5zSfs

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

Nikon F: https://youtu.be/Pcw1k0VHTtA

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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