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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #1
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DIY de-clicking of 50mm Nikkor

Since a lot of 5D shooters use manual nikon lenses, I figured this DIY declicking of a 50mm lens could be of some help.
I also included how to add drag and viscous feel for the aperture ring after de clicking without using messy grease.

Step by step instructions and photos here;
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Thanks Ted! I'll give that a try on some old lens I got around...
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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You're welcome Markus.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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Re: DIY de-clicking of 50mm Nikkor

I just completed the procedure on my 50mm by following the steps on your website. It works very well, and the clove-and-cinnamon-oil-based livestock fly repellant that I spilled into my tool-bag last year, soaking my roll of teflon tape, now gives me and my lens kit a third dimension of mystery that is sure to set me apart in the competitive DSLR-DP market. Thank you!
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Old May 25th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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Clove and cinnamon flavored lens! -awesome! Glad you found the info useful. ;)
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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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wow... something to do on Memorial Day weekend..... Thanks Ted for the instructional photos...
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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That's awesome. I've thought about doing this to my Rokkors, just a little hesitant about pulling lenses apart. I need to find a junk lens off KEH to tinker with...
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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #8
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Fabulous, Ted. I have five classic Nikkors I'm going to de-click, now.

I always appreciate your DIY articles and ideas. You're a true asset to the community!
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