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drone problem/fixer

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 13:51
by bobjs
got a mate who's 15x focus knob has frozen ?

who does he send it to nowadays the best in the business has gone

bob.

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 14:05
by phoenix
Maybe speak nicely to Clive?

Cheers

Bruce

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 14:11
by bobjs
phoenix wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 14:05
Maybe speak nicely to Clive?

Cheers

Bruce
hi Bruce
is Clive still contactable?

bob.

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 14:54
by phoenix
He's been on the forum a lot lately so a pm should get a response.

Cheers

Bruce

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 18:37
by bobjs
phoenix wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 14:54
He's been on the forum a lot lately so a pm should get a response.

Cheers

Bruce
thank you Bruce

bob.

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 20:15
by Kevgun
The 15 hasn’t got a knob has it Bob, I have a 15 and a 10 but only the 10 has a dial, I could take a look if you want Bob otherwise it’s back to America

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 07:41
by bobjs
Kevgun wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 20:15
The 15 hasn’t got a knob has it Bob, I have a 15 and a 10 but only the 10 has a dial, I could take a look if you want Bob otherwise it’s back to America
Hi Kev

I will have to ask tony what he is on about, not having seen a 15 I was only going on a garbulled voice mail ?

bob.

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 15:33
by fizzbangwhallop
bobjs wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 07:41
Kevgun wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 20:15
The 15 hasn’t got a knob has it Bob, I have a 15 and a 10 but only the 10 has a dial, I could take a look if you want Bob otherwise it’s back to America
Hi Kev

I will have to ask tony what he is on about, not having seen a 15 I was only going on a garbulled voice mail ?

bob.
It’s got the same focusing barrel as the original Mk1 5/10’s Bob... has he tightened up the 3 tiny grub screws round the rear circumference of the focusing barrel by any chance? I did on my 5/10 trying to lose the play in the whole lense assembly and I think it got stiffer.....subsequently loosening them off freed it up.

Taking this sideways a bit..... I found Dave Boyle at the Camera Repair Workshop in Bletchley/ Milton Keynes very good on servicing my Pentax Takumar lenses for the Photon Xtremes. He may very well be a good contact to service the Drone’s lenses?

I discovered the the lense assembly unscrews from the body when the second set of 3 grub screws that lock into the threads are loosened off. They sit around the bit where the accessory picatinny rail goes.

Cheers

Fizz

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 14 Jun 2018, 10:42
by bobjs
cheers Fiz

I will get in contact with Tony and see what's what ?

thank you

bob.

Re: drone problem/fixer

Posted: 14 Jun 2018, 22:00
by Cookingfat
Hi All,
its my Drone pro x15 that has the problem, the focusing ring has always been a bit stiff but the other night while out I had jut finished and turned the focus ring right out and then back an thats when it got stuck, it still has movement but only about 1/4 of a turn then gets stuck but can be moved back out again,
I would appreciate any help or advice that can be given

thank you Bob for all your help so far

many thanks Tony