Vivitar Series 1 24-70/3.8-4.8 repair

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Cheesehead, May 26, 2011.

  1. Cheesehead

    Cheesehead Guest

    A Vivi Series 1 24-70/3.8-4.8 that I picked up last weekend ...
    It will not focus past about 5 ft. The focus ring hits a stopping
    point.
    I've not disassembled one of these before.
    Any hints? Or should I chalk it up to experience?
     
    Cheesehead, May 26, 2011
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  2. Cheesehead

    Paul Furman Guest

    Me either though I've disassembled some lenses and not always got them
    back together ;-) OTOH, sounds like you've got nothing to lose at this
    point. The rubber grip can probably be slid off after poking some thin
    plastic under it and there might be screws there. The one I had the
    worst time reassembling was when I unscrewed the focusing helix, I
    couldn't get it to mesh back together, so don't take apart more than you
    have to and watch out for ball bearings in the aperture ring!
     
    Paul Furman, May 27, 2011
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  3. Cheesehead

    Robert Coe Guest

    : A Vivi Series 1 24-70/3.8-4.8 that I picked up last weekend ...
    : It will not focus past about 5 ft. The focus ring hits a stopping
    : point.
    : I've not disassembled one of these before.
    : Any hints? Or should I chalk it up to experience?

    I suppose this will sound silly, but I assume you've checked to make sure
    there isn't a close-up element screwed into the front of the lens.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 11, 2011
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  4. Cheesehead

    Paul Furman Guest

    Or a screw/T-mount with the wrong adapter somehow.
     
    Paul Furman, Jun 11, 2011
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