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Fokusing .. I have repaired my stucked lenses but along the way, made another problem. I've broken a little flat 6-wire cable that goes into the lenses. Managed to repaire that also, but now I haven't managed to have a bright focused picture in zero fokus position. Is it called bad back fokus? So , i have been told. If a fokus picture just a little bit, everything is fine. Now I am looking for service manual with zoom/lenses assembly instructions. I have an idea, what should I do, but I would rather read it first. Anybody done this or have manual? Help..

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Service Manual maybe is not the best solution, because in this manual there is no info for repairing the optical unit. Replacing the lens unit part number: 175892511 is the only solution. Cost for the optical is about 100 Euro (for my account) If you need more info, please advice. Arpi

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