Dented Filter Ring Repair?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by dan_brown|4, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. I've got two manual focus Nikkors with dented focus filter rings, both 52mm size. Otherwise, the lenses are fine.
    Is there any way to fix the dents so that filters can mount easily? I don't want to spend Nikon Service kind of repair dollars, as these lenses simply aren't that valuable.
    Ideas?
     
  2. Well, you could try a "lens vise". It sort of works but it takes a little knack in not over doing it.
    see http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=000sIm - especially Oleson's comment.
    There are lots on eBay (search "lens vise") [ca 50US$ with shipping].
    I got mine from Romney at the end of that source for tools, repair instructions, etc.
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  3. Thanks JDM, that help a lot. I ordered one off of amazon.com.
     
  4. My local tech here in Seattle has fixed some dented rings for me that prior to the service you couldn't get a filter on. Afterwards the filter ring worked just fine - just missing some black paint.
     
  5. SCL

    SCL

    Be gentle - it takes some persuasion to get these things to do their job properly...but I wouldn't be without mine.
     

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