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Optical alignment

Cementing a Doublet: Opto-Alignment Technology, Inc.   SmartAlign for lens alignment and assembly processes   Canon EF Lens Plant – Lens Assembly Process   Lens Handler Operations

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AF problem? Adjust the zoom-brush!

A lot of used (and repaired) zoom lenses have autofocus problems, front focus or back focus. Case the lens has been disassembled before, the problem can be caused by the non-adjusted zoom-brush. What does the zoom-brush have to do with … Continue reading

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Polishing a damaged lens – cerium-oxide

Normally I repair only Canon DSLR-s – but sometimes I cant resist to other optical devices either. I had to clean a DLP (!)  video-projector for my sons school – it was terrible, a half kg of dust in a … Continue reading

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Glued screws – when the serviceman get’s angry

I have got a Sigma 300 mm F2,8 lens from a customer, which has some dirt in the inside. A lens element was dirty or some fungus on the surface. (As a supplementary information I was told, that on the … Continue reading

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DIY suction cap for lens disassembling

In fact, I didn’t wanted to make it. I just wanted to buy a tool for disassemble a very expensive lens (a Canon 85mm F1.2). Unfortunately, the tool was not available in short time. Here is the link to the … Continue reading

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