Today aclickatatime ran into a little trouble with her 50mm f1.8 MII.
A little piece of plastic had gotten loose and got stuck between the auto focus gears.
That meant that Andres, the tool man, had to disassemble the lens, put the little piece of plastic back where it belonged to and then make the lens and auto focus to work yet again.
Easy, right? 🙂
Here we go:
First off the lens, still mounted.
Removing the back cover.
Here you go, That’s what’s going on behind the small back cover.
Removing the front and rear lens and the focus ring.
That’s it. A lot of money just laying on the table.
This is the small plastic piece that ruined the AF gear system.
Putting the AF gears back to their original spot.
Final result: Auto focus works, lens’s insides are nice and clean = epic success for me 🙂 .
NB! If you’re trying to do it yourself – I’m not responsible for the damage you could do to your lens and I don’t encourage you to do it yourself. It’s important to remember to clean it all up before putting it all back together. Some dust is guaranteed if you do it on a table like me. Professional personnel have anti-static screwdrivers and dust-free, vacuum chambers to do this kind of job.
Posting my photo a day picture soon!