How to disassemble your Minolta 50mm/1.7 lens

The 50mm f/1.7 lens from Minolta has the bad reputation of sometimes seeing its diaphragm iris locking itslef open (along with the excellent opticla quality of the glass – even better than for the bigger brother the 50mm f/1.4). Knowing that the repair services are expensive and remembering Minolta’s demise, here comes Internet and one pBase user who details the disassembling of your lens (with copies of the repair manual from Minolta, nothing less).

Dissasembly and Repair of Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f/1.7 and f/1.4 Lenses.

This is astinishingly precise, I recently partially disassembled my own Minolta 2x focal multiplier (in order to add a tad bit of machine oil) but I would hesitate to start such a task. I don’t know if I recommend the reading of the information or the use of the information…