Hello, everybody! Sorry for not posting anything last week, I was really busy working on a TV commercial for the past couple of days. Long days and working on weekends are normal for me now until we send the shots to the client. I am going to assure you that we will go back to our regular schedule as soon as all this is done.
Helicoids are essential for focusing a manual lens. While it is a joy yo focus with one, it is a big pain to repair for beginners and it can really be a show-stopper if you do not know how and where these things should mate when reassembling a lens.
Helicoids are a thing of the past for the AF (autofocus) generation but for connoisseurs like us who enjoy and appreciate older (or current) manual focus lenses, the helicoid is the soul of the lens when it comes to focusing because this is the one thing that affects us the most as we turn the focus ring left and right. More