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Thread: Apo Nikkor 480 help

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    Apo Nikkor 480 help

    Has anyone taken one of these apart to clean the dust from the inside surfaces?
    There seems to be a fair amount of dust that has worked its way in via the filter slot I am guessing.

    I shot a few sheets tonight and the film looks fine, but when I hold it up to the light, it is a little too dusty for my liking.

    Thanks,

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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: Apo Nikkor 480 help

    There were different series of these depending on when they were mfg. Mine is
    relatively late and will easily screw apart at only one point for internal cleaning. If I had to actually dismount a lens element I'd send it to a tech.

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    Re: Apo Nikkor 480 help

    Thanks Drew,
    This is the lens, Not sure of its providence, other than being razor sharp!
    It does want to unscrew with just a twist.

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    Re: Apo Nikkor 480 help

    The rear cell on mine unscrews from the barrel, its the thin ring behind the mounting threads,
    Real cameras are measured in inches...
    Not pixels.

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    Re: Apo Nikkor 480 help

    Well, it certainly looks like the lens I have too. If it unscrews directlly, that should
    be fine. If you need a spanner to remove the elements, I'd leave that to the pros.
    But dust doesn't generally seem to get that far. I have a number of Apo Nikkors and
    seem to have gotten the dust out of the filter slot of all of them, at least the ones
    which had a previous life on a copy camera and needed the cleaning.

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