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  1. Sean R
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 12:33:36

    Dear Richard
    Greetings fromSingapore. Fantastic content.

    Your website has helped me make some repairs and cleaning of my AI Nikkor lenses. I have switched since last year to all AiS lenses.
    I have one 50mm non-Ai Lenses (plan to convert Really soon); One 50mm f1.4 Ais; And one 24 to 70mm f3.5 – 5.6 AiS.

    This has also helped me to improve more on my photography Techniques. Previously relaying on all the modern Nikkor lenses, the auto focus and other features has made me lazy and lose the basics of what really photography is about -“the art of composition through light and shadow”

    Since going back to the beautiful and manual simplicity of AiS lenses, I have improved more on my skills and look forward to learning more.
    Your website has helped me in the care and maintainance of these wonderful lenses.

    Thank you very much
    Look forward to more from you

    Best regards Sean R.


    • richardhaw
      Oct 23, 2016 @ 12:50:41

      Hello, Sean!
      Glad that you liked it. I missed Singapore, I used to live in Paya Lebar.

      Another durian started his repair blog https://diediemustdive.wordpress.com so you may want to check that out. I must admit that I have not read everything there because I am too busy but I am sure that it is worth a look.

      Before you convert your 50, please take a look at the Ai conversion guides that I wrote to decide which one will work for you. Ric.


  2. fishbook847
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 14:53:53

    Hi Richard,
    I’m wondering if you’ve had any experience working on nikons 300mm 2.8 AI? I’ve got one coming that has stuck aperture blades and am looking for some info on a repair.



    • richardhaw
      Nov 11, 2016 @ 22:20:44

      Sorry, but I do not have anything for that at the moment. That is too exotic for me. If I find one on the junk shop for a reasonable price I might consider it. Larger lenses are a pain to dismantle as they require a considerable amount of wrist strength. Ric.


      • fishbook847
        Nov 11, 2016 @ 22:30:43

        thanks for the response, Rick! I should have messaged you on Nikongear but didn’t remember you were a member there.

        take care!


  3. Christopher Holmgren
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 17:48:52

    Hello Richard
    I stumbled across your website today and I find it to be wonderful. It has certainly encouraged me to attempt to clean the fungus from my Nikkor 80-200 f4.5 lens. Do you have any guides planned for the Nikkor 28-85mm AIS or the 300mm f4.5 IF-ED?
    After managing to keep my lenses from from fungus in Hong Kong for 17 years I now find, here in France, I have acquired it. Perhaps I am eating too much French cheese.

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.



    • richardhaw
      Nov 28, 2016 @ 13:45:32

      Hello, Christopher!
      Glad you liked the site! As for the lenses that you mentioned, unfortunately I do not any guides for those as they are currently out of mu budget. How bad is the fungus and where are they? Ric.


  4. Christopher Holmgren
    Nov 28, 2016 @ 14:25:07

    Dear Ric
    I am very appreciative that you took the time to reply. The mold on the Nikkor 300mm is on an internal element probably the middle lens group. For the moment it isn’t too bad. I might have to swallow the pill and pay for it to be cleaned. Many thanks. Christopher


  5. Mike R
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 21:54:09

    I have a D1 with an unknown batterie issue and can’t get it work properly, you can have it for your project if you’d like. keep up the good work.


    • richardhaw
      Jan 21, 2017 @ 12:15:58

      Thanks, Mike! I appreciate the offer but I do not know how much the shipping will be. They are very good cameras! Is it because the contacts were dirty? Ric.


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