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Old Aug 3, 2007, 12:10 AM   #21
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i wish this was something i could do and had the time for

old lenses here can be bought for under $10 at pawn shops

something for me to think about hmmmmmm
You need to get a set of precision screwdrivers first. Then find a friend with machine tools in case you need some lathe work or some drilling done. Some lens only require the screwdrivers though and something to cut the coupling levers out of the way. I use diagonal pliers most times. Then the nerve enough to do that first one. Be sure to scribe marks on each piece before removing them so you'll have some markers there to put them back together the same way they came apart. It's fun.

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If you are like me you will also need a few plastic containers where the 'failures' can be safely filed away out of sight.:lol:
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If you are like me you will also need a few plastic containers where the 'failures' can be safely filed away out of sight.:lol:
But the failures are learning opportunities too. I keep mine as you may need a few of those tiny screws every now and then.
A quote I like is- "Those who have never failed, have never tried."

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If you are like me you will also need a few plastic containers where the 'failures' can be safely filed away out of sight.:lol:
My other half refers to this as the bin....





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Old Aug 3, 2007, 10:58 AM   #25
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If you are like me you will also need a few plastic containers where the 'failures' can be safely filed away out of sight.:lol:
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Mine calls it the money pit!!

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Hi Dawg,

I like your quote ... A quote I like is- "Those who have never failed, have never tried."

The one I know is ... " Those who never made mistakes, never made anything"

It amounts to the same thing I guess, but very true !. ... Jack
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And my version is "no one ever created anything new by doing as it should have been done"

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Hi Dawg,

I like your quote ... A quote I like is- "Those who have never failed, have never tried."

The one I know is ... " Those who never made mistakes, never made anything"

It amounts to the same thing I guess, but very true !. ... Jack
Thanks Jack. My Dad gave me lots of those growing up and lived by them. Another of his was "A short-cut usually winds up being the long way around." By that he meant to do things the right way for the best results.



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And my version is "no one ever created anything new by doing as it should have been done"

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And I believe that one too Kjell. But in the above post you'll see my Dad's thoughts on that. He was constantly telling me not to try to re-invent the wheel.



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Dawg, Kjell,

there's lots of truth in these homespun homilies, born of experience I'd guess. ... Jack
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