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Had this article in my feed the other day.

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Good use of a no longer used lens.
 

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Worth a try!
 

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Browsed your old thread., would you mind following up?
What are your impressions after using your lens for awhile, do you still use the lens, any additional shots you can share, etc
My main interest in the modification is I have a freebee lens with a gouge in the front glass.
It was just a one off experiment, i already owned a true macro lens so no follow up, might dig it out and have a play today.
 

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It was just a one off experiment, i already owned a true macro lens so no follow up, might dig it out and have a play today.
I was anticipating the same thing, try the mod out for a bit, then put the lens back on the shelf
 

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Here's an update:

The front ring peeled off easily after the knife was slipped beneath it.
The three screws and collar were removed next.
Had a go at removing the front glass and even tried to pry it out with the knife, but no luck with that.
I’m considering opening a small hole with a drill bit beneath the glass to make levering the lens easier.
If the small hole doesn't work, maybe a hole in the glass itself to pry from, and after that, maybe just breaking the glass and removing the shards.
Of course, any additional ideas would be appreciated.

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