FD Lens Mount Repair?

Discussion in 'Canon FD' started by alan_swartz, Jul 25, 2000.

  1. I have a New FD 400mm f/4.5, from which the "AE Switch Pin" has disappeared. Since there is no repair available within 100 miles of my home, and the lens would have to be shipped anyway, does anyone have a favorite repair service that they would recommend? Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. I have used Strauss Professional Technical Services in Washington, DC
    with good results.
     
  3. I have an FD 300/f:4 L that has something rattling around in it. I am
    fairly sure it is the nut that holds the release button for one of the
    drop-in filters, because the lens came with a filter with the button
    missing, and I was able to shake the button out of the lens. The nut
    is somewhat smaller, so I think it's worked its way into the mount.
    It doesn't seem to be doing any harm, but I wouldn't want it to get
    caught in the shutter at some inopportune moment. So I would like to
    remove the mount and see if I can get the nut out.

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    I've removed an FD mount before, but never with the intention of
    putting it back. Any recommendations on making sure I get all the
    linkages right (there are 2, right?--one to transmit the aperture
    setting to the camera, and one to stop down the lens)?
     

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