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Help finding Nikon lens internal diagram

Richard Liu , Apr 09, 2006; 09:09 p.m.

Greetings all.I'm new here in this forum. Although I'm not so new to photo.net, lot of things have changed since I was using photo.net actively more than three years ago. I also lost all my old account info on this server. It's good to be back here.

Anyway, I'm working on restoring some old AIS and some AF lenses. There used to be interanl diagrams(or lens construction diagram) for Nikon lenses at Nikon USA site and Nikon Japan site. Now I can't find them anymore at their sites. They only show features and some simple specs. Do anyone know a place or a link for these diagrams?




Vivek . , Apr 09, 2006; 10:04 p.m.

eBay. You will find actual (factory) repair manuals for old lenses.

S. Linke , Apr 09, 2006; 10:21 p.m.

You might try some photo equipment stores that carry Nikon. Ask if they have any old(er) "Nikon Full Line Product Guides." I have one, Volume 5 (undated believe it or not), that is from around 2000. You might also try this site:


Christiaan Phleger - Honolulu , Apr 09, 2006; 10:54 p.m.

Well, which lenses and why? I know I've used the Nikon Full Product guide as mentioned above for guidance when planning a lens cleaning. I used it to figure out if I could pull one whole optical group out together rather than the individual elements, and I assume you are trying to do the same. Let me know which lens you need and maybe if I have the element diagram I can scan it. Aloha

Kelly Flanigan , Apr 09, 2006; 11:09 p.m.

Nikon has made lenses since before the war to end all wars, so which lens?

Soeren Engelbrecht , Apr 10, 2006; 02:05 p.m.

There are (simple) diagrams for AF lenses at the european Nikon sites, e.g., www.europe-nikon.com/uk for English Language. Just browse the lens categories en the left.



Richard Liu , Apr 10, 2006; 04:16 p.m.

Thanks for help, everyone. Lucky enough, I got a copy of the Nikon Guide from a local, still family owned Nikon dealer today. And thanks for the UK site for the AF diagram. There are the ones I'm looking for. Christiaan, thanks for the kind offer. It is about the grouping. It helps do the job a little easier.

Best Regards. Richard

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