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Service Manual for Nikor 28-105/3.5-4.5 AF Lens

Biju Jose Parappilly , Jul 17, 2006; 04:28 a.m.

All,

I would like to know if anyone knows where I can get a copy of the service/repair manual for Nikon 28-105/3.5-4.5 AF lens. How easy or difficult it is to open up the lens and to assemble it back. I do not have any authorized Nikon repair center in my city.

Thank you, Biju

Responses

Dan Spahn , Jul 17, 2006; 01:25 p.m.

Why would you need a service manual? I had one and used it with a F100. The focus errors were so bad, I got rid of the lens.

Dave Lee , Jul 17, 2006; 04:10 p.m.

I bought this lens new in 2000 just before my trip to Japan. My photos taken with the N70 turned out sharp and contrasty, no problem with the lens at all. I would suggest sending the lens in to a repair shop.

Dave

Yaron Kidron , Jul 17, 2006; 04:58 p.m.

I find the 28-105 a joy to use. At f/6.7 and smaller, it's the perfect snapshot lens, which is what I use it for when I need something dumb and sharp.

Eric Sande , Jul 17, 2006; 09:06 p.m.

I've never come across any discussion of service manuals for lenses before. What problem are you having with the lens that makes you want to disassemble it?

Taking a lens apart might be fun if it were destined for the trash, but I suspect that a zoom lens is too complex for the average handyman to repair.

Biju Jose Parappilly , Jul 28, 2006; 04:45 a.m.

Thanks to all who responded. I can see two small patches of fungus (the beginning stage) from the front element of the lens. And I wanted to know if there was some way I could repair it myself. I stay in India and there are only two authorized Nikon Service centres in Inida. :(

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