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Nikon d1 diaphragm lever

Hi i have a nikon d1 and for some reason the diaphragm lever will only select f22 every time and not adjust to differant settings can you please tell me what you think the problem is with it and how it can be fixed

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  • spinkle Feb 27, 2008

    the lens is fine it the camera whats the problem it the lever will move up and down whaen pressing the shutter but it does not move to diferant settings it just fully closes it even on differant app settings

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Hmmm...that's a partial mechanical issue, and a possible major surgery issue..let me see where that service manual went..

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 27, 2008

    lets start with this link as a comprehensive users guide

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 27, 2008

    page 193 to 223 has most of the troubleshooting issues

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 27, 2008

    m sorry I missed this last week. If the aperture ring won't move it
    means the grease has solidified, and needs to be cleaned out and
    replaced. If the ring moves freely but the iris does not change, that
    probably means the forked bracket is bent away from the pin - see
    attached pics.



    To remove the lens from the focusing mount, unscrew the collar that
    surrounds the rear lens element. The focusing mount then lifts off the
    lens - just lift it away keeping it square with the body of the lens.



    To clean out the old grease you need to remove the spring and the tiny
    ball bearing that form the detent, as well as the forked bracket. Be
    careful with that tiny ball bearing. Then the aperture ring can be
    lifted off. Clean and relube with a very small amount of light grease.
    Lubing mine made adjusting the aperture much easier.



    If the forked bracket is bent away from the pin, you should be able to just bend it back.



    If the iris won't move even after the aperture ring is removed, it needs specialist help.



    When reassembling, put a little dab of grease on the ball bearing to
    make it stay in place while you position the spring and tighten the two
    screws.



    When you put the focusing mount back on the lens, be aware there is a
    tab on the focusing mount that has to be lined up with a slot in the
    body of the lens.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Feb 27, 2008

    I just checked that information. It's for a Canon, not a Nikon...the search for the service manual was nil..so I don't really know what else to suggest, except local camera shop..

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