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Sand in focus/zoom ring

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There is a couple of sand particles in the zoom/focus ring of my camera and i just want to remove the ring to blow away the sand. It makes a grating noise when i use the ring.

Now I just want to know how to disassemble the ring, preferably not the whole lens assembly. I don't want to mess with the optics!

Any help appreciated.

Marais

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  • fiaskow Jul 28, 2008

    Can you give me a general guide of steps to disaasemble the lens assy please?


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You have to disassemble complete lens assy for cleaning.

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