Maintenance Report

MINOLTA New MD ZOOM 35-70mm f/3.5 lens cleaning work


at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

MINOLTA New MD ZOOM 35-70mm f/3.5

We will be cleaning these lenses that we purchased this time.

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Remove the front lens cap. 

Remove dust from the exterior of the lens body.

Wipe the lens body with a towel using anhydrous ethanol.

After dusting the front lens

Use anhydrous ethanol and wipe with silvon paper.

After removing dust from the rear lens

Using anhydrous ethanol, wipe it off using Silvon paper.

After dusting the lens mount

Use anhydrous ethanol and wipe with cotton swabs and silvon paper

Wipe the front lens cap using anhydrous ethanol

and silvon paper.

Confirmation of operation.

Check the movement of the focus ring

and aperture feather.

Attach the front lens cap.

Cleaning and operation check are finished.

This lens appears to have been introduced around 1981.

Minolta MD lenses were replaced by NewMD lenses after about 1980.

At the same time, the word ROKKOR disappeared.

There are no letters “New” on it, but it is New!

As for the condition of the lens.
This lens is cloudy. And there is a small mold.

The torque of the focus ring is too light.

Because of this condition, we are offering this lens at a slightly lower price.

Have fun using it in all sorts of ways!

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Writer Takashi Okumura