Lens Mod, Restorations






This section of our blog is dedicated to feature my past and current work. I do restoration and modding for my own lenses only and do not offer any cleaning/restoration services.



2015
September - Holga HL-N 60mm f/8: How To Make The Aperture Brighter (It's Actually An f/22!)


2016
March - Soligor C/D 80-200mm f/4.5 Macro+Zoom MC
March - Vivitar 28-200mm (Cosina), Reverse Globular Effect and Scratches on the Glass
July 20 - Komura 200/3.5, Converting the Leica Visoflex Adapter from M/SR to N/AI


2017
January 26 - Konica A/R Directly Mounted on Nikon DSLR as Macro Lens
March - Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5 by Kino Precision (Fungus and Haze)
March - Zoom-Nikkor 100-300mm f/5.6 Macro (Fungus and Haze)
April 21 - Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 - Extreme Swirly Bokeh Petzval Effect Mod
May 06 - Tamron Adaptall 2 SP 90mm f/2.5 Macro... Gummy Focusing Helicoid
May 23 - Olympus F.Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, Converting OM to Nikon F Mount
May 28 - Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4... Oily Aperture Blades, Final Solution
May 30 - Micro-Nikkor-P 55mm f/3.5, Pre-AI
May 28 - SMC Pentax 50mm f/1.4 (Resurrection from Haze, Convert to Nikon Mount)
June 06 - Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI, Badly Beaten Up Lens
June 29 - SMC Pentax-M 75-150mm f/4
July 05 - Simple Fix for the Broken Aperture Mechanism on the Vivitar 28-85/2.8-3.8
July 13 - Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades)
July 16 - How To Replace OM Mount with Nikon Mount
July 16 - Cleaning Haze from the Middle Glass Element, Olympus Zuiko 75-150/4
July 19 - Soligor C/D 300/5.6, Stiff Focus Ring and Fungus + First Sample
August 21 - Cracks on the Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24/4
August 22 - Oily Haze on Nikkor-O 35mm f/2
August 29 - Petri 55mm f/1.8 CC Auto (Petri Bayonet to Nikon with Infinity)
September 05 - Tamron Adaptall 38-100/3.5, No Infinity and Stuck Aperture Blades
September 10 - Hack For Camera Portrait Mode on Tripod When Lens Is Too Heavy
September 12 - Thick Stubborn Haze/Fungus on Olympus Zuiko 65-200/4
September 20 - Flocking the Soligor C/D 300/5.6 Mirror Lens (KOMINE)
October 01 - Copy Variation On My Tamron Adaptall 70-150/3.5 (20A)???
October 17 - Canon FL 135mm f/2.5, Conversion To Nikon F Mount
December 05 - Soligor 105/135mm, Stiff Focusing Helicoid And Stuck Aperture Ring
December 05 - Vivitar 135/2.8 (Tokina), Blackening The Edges Of Elements To Improve Contrast
December 11 - Correcting The Focus To Infinity On My Soligor 135/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens
December 21 - DIY Soft Diffusion Filter Using Packaging Tape
December 22 - Converting Non-AI Lenses To AI: What, Why and How
December 28 - Alfo Supercolor/Samyang 28/2.8 (Minolta SR To Nikon F)


2018
January 10 - Sigma 18-200mm Fungus Rescue (A Year Overdue Cleaning)
January 15 - Helios 44M-6 58mm f/2, Swirly Bokeh With Infinity For Nikonians
January 16 - Vivitar 135/2.8 Bokeh Monster, Focusing Ring Not Aligned To Infinity
January 16 - T-Mount Lens Does Not Focus Correctly To Infinity
January 18 - Super Takumar 55/1.8 Infinity On Nikon DSLRs
January 25 - Flocking the Vivitar/Tokina 135mm f/2.8
January 28 - Resurrecting A Dead Nikon Series E 50/1.8 (S/N 2763583)
January 30 - Tamron Adaptall 2 28mm f/2.5 - Fungus and Misalignment
February 06 - Alfo Supercolor MC (SAMYANG) 135/2.8 From Pentax K To Nikon F Mount
February 09 - Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 K2 Version, Fungus Rescue and Conversion To AI
February 10 - Using Old Nikkor CPU Lenses For Videos Without Getting Error
February 16 - Vivitar/Tokina 21mm f/3.8 General Restoration and Blackening Elements
February 24 - Super Takumar 50/1.4 With Infinity For Nikon SLRs
March 17 - Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 58mm f/1.4 To Nikon F Mount
March 01 - Lightdow 85mm... Why I Had To Correct The Focusing/Aperture Ring Markings
March 26 - Squeezing In Three Mounts For Canon FD Focal Reducer
April 09 - Job Order, Helios 44-3 MC 58mm f/2 With Infinity On Nikon
April 09 - Fix For Lens Aperture Does Not Fully Close With Nikon-Fuji Adapter
April 16 - Soligor/Sun 300mm f/5.5 (T-Mount) General Restoration
April 20 - Vivitar Auto 135/2.8 (Komine, 8 Blades) With Oil On The Elements
April 26 - Pixco 25mm f/1.8 (C-Mount) Does Not Focus To Infinity
May 01 - Soligor MC 35-140mm f/3.5 Macro, Fungus and General Restoration
July 03 - Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm, Zoom-Nikkor 43-86mm, Nikon Series E 36-72mm
June 08 - Nikon Series E 75-150/3.5 (S/N 1850063)
July 07 - Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 AI-S (1979), For A Client
July 09 - Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5 AI, For A Client
July 13 - Zoom-Nikkor 35-70/3.5 AI, For A Client
August 01 - Porst Tele MC 135/2.8 Auto D
August 29 - Debilitating Haze on Canon FL 19mm f/3.5 R


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