Jump to content

95 and 105mm Printing Nikkor Lens Service?

Recommended Posts

  • Sustaining Member

Does anyone know any company or individual who is still servicing Nikon Printing Nikkor's (you know, like for an optical printer)?

I have a 95 and 105 I am considering purchasing, but they were stored poorly and have some obvious issues;  I need someone who can evaluate and possibly clean the internal elements if they turn out to be worth salvaging.

I work on my own Nikkor's for still cameras, but these spook me a bit AND I haven't totally committed to purchasing them yet, so...

I wish John Monseaux was still around;  miss him.

Thanks for any leads.

Edited by Frank Wylie
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
  • Sustaining Member

I decided to go ahead and purchase these lenses and clean them myself. 

In the past, I used Rodenstock enlarging lenses on a Nikon bellows with adapters with acceptable results for field flatness, but they are not really designed for 1:1 copying and light loss was somewhat of a problem.

These belong to a Acme Optical Printer I purchased and will be restoring to operation, but since the weather has turned cold it will probably be next spring before I can move it to my house.  I don't really plan on doing much optical printing, but restoring one of these printers to as near original condition as possible will be a good "old fart" passtime and save it from the scrap heap...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Forum Sponsors

Visual Products


FJS International

Film Gears


Wooden Camera

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Serious Gear

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Cinematography Books and Gear

  • Create New...