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Old Dec 15, 2014, 4:08 PM   #1
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Default 18-105mm, DIY repair?

It's not an internal thing, it's just this ring or seal or whatever this thing is called. Looking for suggestions on how to repair it without having to send it off and spend $$$ because of it.
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Old Dec 15, 2014, 7:52 PM   #2
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My guess is that any decent camera shop can fix it for you.
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Have the same lens and the same thing happened.

Was going to get it fixed then someone I had lent the lens to broke the plastic mount.
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Have the same lens and the same thing happened.

Was going to get it fixed then someone I had lent the lens to broke the plastic mount.
That was nice of them.... What did you replace it with?

This lens, and a 35mm 1.8 are the only two that I have.
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G'day William

It appears to be a fixed / cosmetic / dust seal sort of ring
Would a few drops of superglue hold it well enough for your continued use?

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It appears to be a fixed / cosmetic / dust seal sort of ring
Would a few drops of superglue hold it well enough for your continued use?

Phil
Thank you OT.
I think that you're correct, but I'm not familiar enough with types of plastics and rubbers to know what kind of glue to use. Superglue can cause more problems than it solves if it isn't the right kind of adhesive for the job.

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There's always Duck Tape...
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Superglue could be a little more permanent than what you want for this type of repair, if the lens should need service in the future. A solvent based glue such as model airplane cement might be a better choice, applied with a toothpick.
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Superglue could be a little more permanent than what you want for this type of repair, if the lens should need service in the future. A solvent based glue such as model airplane cement might be a better choice, applied with a toothpick.
Good choice ... I've also known repairers to use rubber cement too ~ the sort of stuff to glue replacement soles onto shoes - and also in carefully small amounts so as not to bleed out of the sides

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A solvent based glue only works when the solvent dissolves both parts you're trying to glue together. While it might work on (what I presume is) the plastic ring, it won't work on the metal ring, so that's out.

Rubber cement requires that it be applied to both surfaces and allowed to (partially) dry, which would probably not work well in this application.

It seems to me that the two loose rings are entirely cosmetic. It also seems to me that the lens looks ok without them. Would you consider just cutting them off?
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