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Noisy / Squeaky Reglomatic Zoom Control on Beaulieu 4008 ZM II with ANGENIEUX 1.9/8-64mm

Dave Stroup

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I recently picked up a Beaulieu 4008 ZM II with the ANGENIEUX 1.9/8-64mm lens.  

When zooming out to a wide angle a squealing sound / squeaky like noise occurs.  This noise only occurs during the second half of the zoom range (from approximately 30mm to 8mm).  If I let the camera sit by the window in the sunshine for a bit (warm it up) this noise goes away and the zoom is quiet.  I assume this must be a lubrication issue(?).

Does someone know how I might try to lubricate the Reglomatic Zoom Control on this camera?  I’m tempted to hit it with some DeoxIT, but I’m not sure if that’s a good idea and I don’t want to make things worse.

Any advice would be appreciated.  Thanks!

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This "noise" is depending on that booth motor and lens has dried out. It will not help with some spray or similar. To cure it, lens and the reglomatic unit has to be dismantled old dried oil/grease has to be removed and re-oiled. As lens has to be stripped it will need a collimation to work properly again.

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