FD lens parts source?

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My FD 28-85mm zoom has met the fate of quite a few others, suffering a broken mount. It needs the one plastic barrel piece (part number CA2-3969-000, by the way) that seems to be the weak link in this lens. Does anyone have any ideas about finding this piece? Thanks!

-- Alan Swartz (swartz@tyler.net), August 09, 2001


As of 2 1/2 years ago this part was still available from Canon parts in New Jersey. I don't have the number handy but believe I have posted the number on this site in a previous message on this lens.

I repaired the lens myself and also added 3 extra screws to strengthen the mount assembly. I'm lucky that I have an optics lab and machine shop plus an ex-canon repairman to call upon.



-- Duane k (dkucheran@creo.com), August 10, 2001.

The parts depot number is 732 521-7230. I believe it is called a 6th ring or intermediate ring and cost $13.52. The ring comes engraved with a new serial number, but is otherwise exactly the same.



-- Duane K (dkucheran@creo.com), August 10, 2001.

Hi Duane, good to hear from you again. I failed to search for your previous post, which quickly supplied the part number I spent half a day finding from a Canon parts diagram! But I did call Canon and was told the part is no longer available. I've entertained the thought of machining a duplicate from aluminum billet, but that's a project for another summer. Thanks for your help.

-- Alan Swartz (swartz@tyler.net), August 10, 2001.

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