Repair: Auto-Nikkor-P 105mm f/2.5

Hello, everybody! I am currently very tired and stressed from work and all this repairs and camera blogging thing that is a huge part of my life. We all strive to perfect ourselves with practice and research. Nobody is born a master and we must all pass through these hardships in order to reach our goal. While we can argue that nothing is perfect, we can all agree that there are many in our universe which we can consider to be near-perfect. I know of one Nikkor lens family that can claim to be near perfect and that is our subject this week on this blog, a lens family so perfect that it has become a timeless classic!


Today, I am going to introduce to you the amazing Auto-NIkkor-P 105mm f/2.5 lens! This lens is spectacular and it is one of my favourite lenses! I do not know why it took me so long to write this article. One reader messaged me requesting for an article to guide him on how to fix his lens (a later one) and clean the oily iris. While this is not the same lens for that, I feel that I need to write about this before we go to that particular lens so it will make things easier to read and comprehend for our viewers who aren’t familiar with the 105/2.5 lens family.

IMG_0733Look at that beautiful piece of optical glass! This is one of the legendary Nikkors of old so if you are into collecting Nikkors then I assume that you already own of these lenses in your collection! If not, then you should go out and buy one!



Report: Nikon 100th Anniversary (Part 1)

Hello, everybody! I am going to start a new series today about Nikon’s centenary! Unlike most of my readers, I am living here in Tokyo where most of the actions is and I am able to go to places and attend events that will otherwise be inconvenient or impossible for some of you to experience. I do care about my readers a lot so I am making extra efforts to present these to you in my blog.

There are few companies that stay in business after 20 years and there are even less of that amount for those that will see their 50th year in business. Nikon is celebrating its 100th anniversary this 2017 and it is a very special once in a lifetime event for many of us who follow everything Nikon!


Repair: Camera Foam Seals

Hello, everybody! The weather is starting to get warm here in Tokyo and I have plenty of backlog that I need to fix! These do not only consist of my own gear but also from friends who’s lenses need fixing. I have to slow down in the colder months so I’m really going to be busy in the coming months!

One of the things that I had to fix is my Nikkormat. Yes, another damn Nikkormat! I hated working on these cameras but it can’t be helped because I really love them a lot. I usually get these from the junk boxes and so they need plenty of cleaning before I can use them. They would usually need a thorough cleaning and have all of their corroded foam seals replaced. This week, I will show you the easiest way I know. This technique is popular in Japan due to it’s simplicity and I take it that the manufacturers used this method,too.

IMG_3744Here are some of the tools that we need! Be sure you are comfortable with using a sharp knife; a steady pair of hands is also essential. More

Repair: W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/3.5

Hello, everybody! Nice Spring day we have today! It’s a great time to go to the park with my family to enjoy sakura trees in full-bloom! Having a great time doesn’t always have to be expensive. I enjoy fried SPAM and eggs, to me that is comfort food. The same also goes to camera gear and some of the cheapest lenses pack a lot of fun with them as you’ll soon see on this article’s feature lens.


Today, we are going to talk about the W-Nikkor 3.5cm f3.5 lens! This is a gem of a lens, it’s small and unobtrusive so your subjects will not be intimidated when you shoot them. It’s also the most affordable 35mm lens as far as Nikon S-mount lenses go. It’s pricier cousins go for almost double the running price for one of these and for that price, you get an f/2.5 or f/1.8 upgrade. Those do not really matter much to me and how I use this lens so I am more than happy with this. I did pay a little premium because I got the older version but that’s just me! This lens has a very special place in every Nikon aficionado’s collection as it is a historically important lens and a good everyday-carry lens for general shooting.

IMG_3584The lens looks odd with the aperture ring as a serrated cog in the front and the numbers are engraved in an inconvenient place but it is all-OK once you’ve got the hang of it. More