And another short Nikon 1 10-30mm VR followup
If you have read my previous post you will know what the problem was… In short after bumping a Nikon 1 10-30mm VR lens I couldn’t get it all the way down to 10mm or to locked position again. While the lens was still operational, not being able to get it into the compact / locked position was really annoying.
After contemplating it for quite a bit I finally summed up all the courage and disassembled the lens to clear up the lockup. Luckily even before fully taking the lens apart (like removing the flex cables and electronics), the problem was fixed. When I untighened the zoom ring a small part of broken plastic fell out and the zoom ring was clear to move to its end position again 🙂
While I am happy that I again have a completely functional lens the broken plastic part looked a lot like a part of a sled mechanism. The mechanism seems to work ok, but a broken sled might result in a slight disalignment of the lens elements and therefore some image degradation. However up to now I havent noticed any 🙂
I didn’t take many photos of the disassembly process, but you can check out the video in my previous post for Nikon 10-30mm VR disassembly procedure.