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  • #16
    Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

    If Olympus or Luton can't won't supply you with a spare, you could try one of these companies, or someone similar;

    Modelfixings or Microfastenings.


    I have made them in the past to repair a telescope, but only in brass and I would have thought that stainless would be preferable; ideally a high tensile grade.
    .
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    Bill

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    • #17
      Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

      The MC14 is not a lens? This is an outrageous response. The loose screw is obviously defective workmanship; they should have some thread-lock on them. It's not as if you take them in and out yourself and that is why one was lost. Olympus should fix this under warranty.

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      • #18
        Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14


        They are 6mm long, which is a standard size. I am happy to post the M2x6mm countersunk screw I have to you FOC. It is slotted, but does seem to fit well. I've tried it on the MC14 a few times and I am now pretty confident the original thread is M2.

        The originals are some sort of pan head, but the M2 pan heads I have are all to big to go into the counterbore in the flange. In fact, most of the countersunk screws I have also have heads that are too big. The one that fits must have been recycled from something.Using a countersunk screw is not ideal, but is better than no screw at all.

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        • #19
          Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

          Apparently warranty repairs for HDEW Cameras are carried out by A.J. Johnstone & Co Ltd of Glasgow. It might be worth contacting them to see if they can supply the screws or repair the converter more cheaply, if all else fails.

          Here is a link to their website:

          https://www.ajjohnstone.co.uk/

          Ron

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          • #20
            Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

            Originally posted by Mark_R2 View Post
            The MC14 is not a lens? This is an outrageous response. The loose screw is obviously defective workmanship; they should have some thread-lock on them. It's not as if you take them in and out yourself and that is why one was lost. Olympus should fix this under warranty.
            What is the definition of a lens then???

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            • #21
              Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

              i Have sent a letter to Olympus stating that I am not happy, and links on the subject of the MC14 problems. Let’s see what happens. Drove to the Farnborough shop but no joy. Let’s hope a fix can be found.
              Kind regards Mike.
              PS tried to remove some screws from some old gear that was gathering dust ie an old kenko converter and old canon lens but with no luck. I think that they were deffo screwed and glued
              Kind regards Mike
              http://www.wingsofnature.org

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              • #22
                Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
                Apparently warranty repairs for HDEW Cameras are carried out by A.J. Johnstone & Co Ltd of Glasgow. It might be worth contacting them to see if they can supply the screws or repair the converter more cheaply, if all else fails.

                Here is a link to their website:

                https://www.ajjohnstone.co.uk/

                Ron
                Will do Ron and thanks
                Kind regards Mike
                http://www.wingsofnature.org

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                • #23
                  Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                  Originally posted by Mark_R2 View Post
                  They are 6mm long, which is a standard size. I am happy to post the M2x6mm countersunk screw I have to you FOC. It is slotted, but does seem to fit well. I've tried it on the MC14 a few times and I am now pretty confident the original thread is M2.

                  The originals are some sort of pan head, but the M2 pan heads I have are all to big to go into the counterbore in the flange. In fact, most of the countersunk screws I have also have heads that are too big. The one that fits must have been recycled from something.Using a countersunk screw is not ideal, but is better than no screw at all.
                  http://www.wingsofnature.org

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                  • #24
                    Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                    Originally posted by peak4 View Post
                    If Olympus or Luton can't won't supply you with a spare, you could try one of these companies, or someone similar;

                    Modelfixings or Microfastenings.


                    I have made them in the past to repair a telescope, but only in brass and I would have thought that stainless would be preferable; ideally a high tensile grade.
                    .
                    Thankyou for the links sent will investigate further kind regards Mike
                    http://www.wingsofnature.org

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                    • #25
                      Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                      Originally posted by Mdb2 View Post
                      PS tried to remove some screws from some old gear that was gathering dust ie an old kenko converter and old canon lens but with no luck. I think that they were deffo screwed and glued
                      I've removed screws that were similarly locked by judiciously applying the tip of a small soldering iron to soften the compound. It's always worked for me.

                      Traditionally shellac was used as a locking compound in the aerospace industry, and ISTRC that a Handley Page Victor crashed because a screw in the altimeter hadn't been locked.

                      Jim

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                      • #26
                        Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                        Hi Mike, yes, no problem. It's yours if and when you need it.

                        Regards, Mark

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                        • #27
                          Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                          I have 2 x 6mm black flat cross headed screws in the collection of laptop screws I bought off eBay for a few quid. If you want a couple posted I’m happy to help, perhaps measure the head width too. I would imagine anywhere that repairs phones, tablets and laptops will have a variety of suitable alternatives too.

                          I’ve had similar luck with eBay multipacks of screws and sunglasses. You end up with a lot of spares but the cost is pretty small.
                          https://www.flickr.com/photos/amcuk/

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                          • #28
                            Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

                            How about a watch repairer -just a thought.
                            Rob.

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