Nikon AFD 35 f/2 sticky blades problem: a definitive solution???

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by photon, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. photon

    photon Guest

    My 2nd hand Nikon AFD 35 f2 lens recently developped the infamous sticky
    aperture blades problem, resulting in overexposure of shots (apparently;
    lubricant from the focusing rail is leaking on the blades). Had I known
    about the problem before I would probably not have bought this lens used (no
    warranty) :-(

    I've read various reports on the repairs and fixes.

    o Could someone tell me whether Nikon or other repair facilities can
    definitively fix the problem? It looks like many people had to have it
    cleaned several times before getting rid of it.
    o Is the AF non-D version of the lens also affected?
    o has the problem been fixed in recent AF-D lenses (I'm not sure. the seller
    told me mine was less than 2y old).

    photon, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. photon

    CarSalesman Guest

    I've seen the problem with both AF and AFD lenses. I've not seen
    it with any other Nikon AF lens. Very common on the 35/2.
    Whatever lubricant Nikon used on that lens, it seems to break down
    in very little heat.

    For a reasonable cost, I can recommend
    I have no affiliation other than being a satisfied customer. He has
    done that exact repair for me, and for many others. I can't recall
    the cost at the moment, but it was cheap enough, and you'll never
    have to do it again. is also good, but more expensive.

    CarSalesman, Sep 1, 2003
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