Now here's a "How-To" on replacing the part:
(First off, I wanna say that I was not planning on doing a write-up on this, I was just taking photos of the fix for my own use, like in case I forgot what part went where, I could just look back at the photos. So these are not the greatest photos as I was just using an old P&S camera that I had with me at the time.)
You will need the new mounting unit and a tiny screw driver. There will be a total of 9 tiny screws to remove/put back on on the lens and 1 on the new mounting unit to remove.
1- Look at the new part, so you know what you will be taking off the lens.
2- Remove the following piece, one screw holds it in place:
Now on to the lens:
3- There are 2 parts that are attached to the mounting unit. In the following photo, they are are numbered 1
numbers are where the screws are. Numbers 1-3
hold the mounting unit to the lens body, 4
part #2 and 6-8
hold part #1 to the mounting unit.
Close up shot of the screws that attach the 2 parts to the mounting unit:
Remove all the screws.
4- Lift off part #1
5- Let part #2
tilt inward, it is attached to the lens body:
6- Look at the following photo:
The mounting unit is still connect to the lens by the part circled in yellow. So you will need to carefully lift it up just enough so the long tab part (look at the new unit) comes out and you can flip it over like in the photo.
Also, as the RED ARROWS
point out, remember how those metal rings are placed, there are a total of 4 that sit on each other. They are loose now.
7- Just like you did on the new unit, remove that screw:
Now the old mounting unit is free from the lens.
8- Screw that piece to the new mounting unit:
9- Flip the new mounting unit on (RED ARROWS
), then flip up part #2 back into place (YELLOW ARROWS
). Make sure the 4 metal rings are back in the proper position first.
10 - Screw the mounting unit to the lens body (3 screws), and screw that part to the mounting unit (2 screws).
11- Place the last part back on and screw it on: