How to disassemble the lens of a fujifilm hs10 to clean them

Last Updated: 30.11.2010

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Introduction: Repair a Broken Fuji XC Lens Bayonet Mount

How to disassemble the lens of a fujifilm hs10 to clean them

So, this is a basic how to for more or less, an emergency repair of a Fuji XC 16-50 lens. Although the idea would work for any lens with a plastic bayonet. I have done the same thing with a Nikon lens as well.

A lot of people like to think poorly of a plastic mount on a lens, but I will say in most cases I would rather break a bayonet than a camera or a whole lens. Maybe this is why most kit lenses have plastic bayonets.

I thankfully did not break this lens. I bought it in eBay for about 20€ with a broken bayonet. A broken bayonet that I knew I could repair. As you can see from the images that two of the flanges had been broken off in a light fall and the lens was listed as working but defective because of the mount. I knew I could replace the bayonet or glue it up and have it work until I could get the part shipped to me.

So things you will need

2. Super glue ( I suggest brand name and the gel type )

3. A third hand or helping hand depending on the nomenclature you are used to.

4. Patience, this will go wrong fast if you rush anything.

Step 1: Gluing the Flanges Back On

So naturally the first thing is to make sure that the broken pieces fit properly and that everything is clean. I would suggest cleaning with rubbing alcohol.

The first thing you want to do is apply some superglue to the body of the bayonet where the flange has been broken off. I used a toothpick, but that isn’t necessary. Then I let it set up for a few minutes. Then I put the flange in the alligator clip in the end of my third hand and firmly pressed it in place. It’s best to let it set up a good 30 minutes to an hour before starting the second one.

Step 2: Reinforcing the Flanges

Now just gluing them back in place won’t do much good and you can expect it to fail in short order.

So since I want this to last until I can have a new bayonet shipped to me, I need to make it stronger.

So I added some more super glue to the inside of the bayonet. Since this is a place that doesn’t move and isn’t a place that comes in contact with any other part, I could liberally place a faire bead of glue.

I suggest doing this and letting it dry and repeating as you do not want the flanges to move or flex at all.

Step 3: Let It Set Up

I can not stress this enough. Super glue or cyanoacrylate to be exact will not fully set for 24 hours. So please wait 24 hours before doing anything else.

After waiting 24 hours I must admit that I did the third step a second time and I also added a little with a toothpick under the flange as well. I do need to stress that doing this can change the tolerance of the mount and could make a problem for mounting the lens correctly, so use a liberal amount of caution.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Lens

Here you can see it mounted to my Fuji X-E1 and fully operational.

Everything works fine and it mounts securely, I have been using it for more than a week now with no issues.

Now everyone’s mileage may vary of course and I would never say that this is a permanent solution. However when done properly, it should last long enough to get a new bayonet and install that. That way you still have a functioning camera even if you don’t have more lenses.

I claim no responsibility for anyone’s failure and I only put this here to help people in a pinch. Best wishes and good luck!

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Comments

. could have just thrown it against the wall.

Nice quality, nice design, ordinary-Chinese building quality, Japanese-level price. It seems they are making a good profit out of the X30, and pleased both consumers and their financial department a lot. Quite a feat.

Note: It was posted twice because my internet connection failed temporarily and I thought it wasn’t sent. I’m sorry.

Nice quality, nice design, ordinary-Chinese building quality, Japanese-level price. It seems they are making a good profit out of the X30, and pleased both consumers and their financial department a lot. Quite a feat.

Oh FuJ!
Incredible sloppiness for the amount of $$$ they charge.

Please making your own camera business a lot of people need your camera, it’s will change the world please sacrifice your whole life for that.

No thanks. There is nothing the world needs less than another stupid camera.

It’s actually interesting to think about how few stupid cameras we get these days. Every manufacturer used to release a dozen or more compact cameras a year, and now most of them don’t even release half that amount. Some don’t even make cameras at all. And the cameras that we do get nowadays are generally much better imaging tools than those that were released during the heyday of the digital compact camera.

Rev,
You are right, what I am hoping is for even fewer but better, more feature rich cameras to be released in the future.
With that in mind Fuji is out for me. Their cameras are overpriced, video sucks and now, it seems, they are built like S***.

God like you need to make your own camera, because everything not match a god.

Tataratata Piripirivafankul,
nah, but thanks. Looking forward to more of your entertaining replies.

Looks quite easy to disassemble, but too many ribbons.

Interestingly the tech managed to change her fingernails polish during the process.
In No. 1 it was clear color, then she switched to the silver/gray/bluish color. Clear, Pink, or red would have looked better 🙂

Did they deliberately wait to do this until the camera has been discontinued? (The X-30 is no longer available in the UK at least).

I didn’t know that! What a shame. Best of a line IMO. My most used camera.

Still available in the US, but the silver one not available from everyone. No doubt they aren’t making it anymore, just running the stocks out. I should have picked up another one during their rebate. Had all three in the series, this one was just awesome: Beautiful EVF, sharp lens, very customizable and perfect handing, and, within reasonable ISOs, beautiful images. Now they replaced it with a camera with a sub par single focal length lens, no EVF, poorer build quality and far less pleasurable to handle for much more money, The bigger sensor in no way compensates for the rest. But thank you Fuji for the X30, and I mean that sincerely.

Couldn’t have put it better myself! I didn’t consider the X70 to be the X30 replacement, but I guess (from Fuji’s perspective) it looks like it is.

Depends on what you mean by replacement. With its fixed lens, the X70 is far more easily described as the X100’s little sibling than a successor to the compact zoom X30. I’f they can update the sensor and lens capabilities, I’d be extremely interested in an X40.

That’s what I feel as well, but IF the X30 has been withdrawn right at the same time as the X70 is introduced, it does make make me wonder if this is just a coincidence? I hope there will be an X40 or whatever.

The X70 is clearly not intended as a replacement for the X30. A fixed FL camera with an APS-C sensor and no EVF clearly occupies a different position in the market than a zoom lens camera with a much smaller sensor and an EVF. There are really too many differences for them to have the same target market, or be intended to satisfy the same customers.

Yes that’s what I think as well (and I won’t buy an X70), but no sign of a new Xxx model, so whilst it will of course never be positioned in that way, the X70 is now the only compact option it seems – assuming there is not simply a supply glitch with the X30.

What I should have stated better is that the x70 is now the entry level model in their fixed lens X series, in that role it is replacing the x30. Fuji is trying to go upmarket to avoid their sales being decimated by smartphones- that I understand but bringing up a not well sorted out product isn’t going to help them. The x30 was well sorted out and though that compact zoom field is crowded I still think it would have been better for them to stay there- with a more powerful sensor and making, let’s say, a weather resistant version- that hasn’t been done yet and would have a definite market with street shooters and tourists. Keep the same great form factor and handling (best in class IMHO) and it would be a far better and well received camera in their product line then the half baked x70

Naw, the X70 is Fuji’s entry into the GR II and (former Coolpix ‘A’) market. Nothing to do with the X30.
Fuji can enter this new market (for them) because they’re already set up for APS-C sensors. But Fuji knows that the 2/3″ sensor is a market loser, and they aren’t prepared for 1″ sensors. Not just yet.

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Introduction: Repair a Broken Fuji XC Lens Bayonet Mount

How to disassemble the lens of a fujifilm hs10 to clean them

So, this is a basic how to for more or less, an emergency repair of a Fuji XC 16-50 lens. Although the idea would work for any lens with a plastic bayonet. I have done the same thing with a Nikon lens as well.

A lot of people like to think poorly of a plastic mount on a lens, but I will say in most cases I would rather break a bayonet than a camera or a whole lens. Maybe this is why most kit lenses have plastic bayonets.

I thankfully did not break this lens. I bought it in eBay for about 20€ with a broken bayonet. A broken bayonet that I knew I could repair. As you can see from the images that two of the flanges had been broken off in a light fall and the lens was listed as working but defective because of the mount. I knew I could replace the bayonet or glue it up and have it work until I could get the part shipped to me.

So things you will need

2. Super glue ( I suggest brand name and the gel type )

3. A third hand or helping hand depending on the nomenclature you are used to.

4. Patience, this will go wrong fast if you rush anything.

Step 1: Gluing the Flanges Back On

So naturally the first thing is to make sure that the broken pieces fit properly and that everything is clean. I would suggest cleaning with rubbing alcohol.

The first thing you want to do is apply some superglue to the body of the bayonet where the flange has been broken off. I used a toothpick, but that isn’t necessary. Then I let it set up for a few minutes. Then I put the flange in the alligator clip in the end of my third hand and firmly pressed it in place. It’s best to let it set up a good 30 minutes to an hour before starting the second one.

Step 2: Reinforcing the Flanges

Now just gluing them back in place won’t do much good and you can expect it to fail in short order.

So since I want this to last until I can have a new bayonet shipped to me, I need to make it stronger.

So I added some more super glue to the inside of the bayonet. Since this is a place that doesn’t move and isn’t a place that comes in contact with any other part, I could liberally place a faire bead of glue.

I suggest doing this and letting it dry and repeating as you do not want the flanges to move or flex at all.

Step 3: Let It Set Up

I can not stress this enough. Super glue or cyanoacrylate to be exact will not fully set for 24 hours. So please wait 24 hours before doing anything else.

After waiting 24 hours I must admit that I did the third step a second time and I also added a little with a toothpick under the flange as well. I do need to stress that doing this can change the tolerance of the mount and could make a problem for mounting the lens correctly, so use a liberal amount of caution.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Lens

Here you can see it mounted to my Fuji X-E1 and fully operational.

Everything works fine and it mounts securely, I have been using it for more than a week now with no issues.

Now everyone’s mileage may vary of course and I would never say that this is a permanent solution. However when done properly, it should last long enough to get a new bayonet and install that. That way you still have a functioning camera even if you don’t have more lenses.

I claim no responsibility for anyone’s failure and I only put this here to help people in a pinch. Best wishes and good luck!