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03-02-2015, 08:00 PM   #46
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do lets us know what eventually happens with the lens

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do lets us know what eventually happens with the lens
Will do. I'll send you a PM since I know you are interested.
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this is what i did
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/262251-pent...sassembly.html
this is what i got it as
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34859797@N07/sets/72157644718884482/

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a picture clicked
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34859797@N07/sets/72157644731796314/

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F*300

i bust my front glass it was bad not gone- chipped about 3mm at the edge, looking for a donor or someone who can get me 65mm dia 100mm focal length plano convex lens, edge 4mm, actually its positive meniscus.ut want to try a plano convex glass crown or its variant like BK7/N-BK7, flourite would be grt but at what cost.
any thoughts
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i bust my front glass it was bad not gone- chipped about 3mm at the edge, looking for a donor or someone who can get me 65mm dia 100mm focal length plano convex lens, edge 4mm, actually its positive meniscus.ut want to try a plano convex glass crown or its variant like BK7/N-BK7, flourite would be grt but at what cost.
any thoughts
Thorlabs sells various glass elements, possibly even one that would match. It would probably be quite pricey though.
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Thorlabs sells various glass elements, possibly even one that would match. It would probably be quite pricey though.
checking on thorlabs surplus shed chinese manufacturers (they are very pricey) and possibly if it can be done in India
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Anyone that was interested in parts from this lens on that PM'd me from this thread. Just wanted to let you know that I had zero luck with the Post Office and I'm prepared to sell the parts/lens. Not sure what would be the better route to go. I have a lot going on right now and honestly don't know what anything is worth. Lens was sent to dcshooter last year to clean some fungus and re-cement a set of elements until the front element was shattered during return shipping. Still takes sharp photos from f/8 and smaller, despite the shattered front element, but that is not what this lens is meant to shoot at, it's meant to be shot at f4.5 or f/5.6, which creates a loss in saturation, increased flare, etc. due to the shattered element...

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how many glass elements are damaged only the front or more than that

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i got one front lens element done but a bad job down by over 50 USD equivalent
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Appears to be just the front element.
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...I hope you have enough Advil.
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...I hope you have enough Advil.
I ended up getting an awesome deal on a DA 300 f/4. It wouldn't focus and I used a small screwdriver to turn the screwdrive thing on the lens mount a little and it has worked ever since, the SDM works great. Not sure how they are connected, maybe just the focusing in general got stuck or something. But ended up with a fully functional 300 f/4 for $400. That helped reduce the amount of Advil I needed. (And just to be sure, I converted it to screwdrive and back to SDM, just to make sure that option was still available down the road if needed).

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thats grt, i like people who restore instead of junking (recycling is a fad word which i avoid)

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That F* 300: the details f the front glass is 65mm dia 15mm height, 100mm focal length edgeis 4mm positive meniscus lens, plano-convex will not work as the positive of the earlier glass would touch. need to see reverse with plano convex adjusting the focal length as 102 FL with adjustment flange.
look for this in surplus shed shipping would not be an issue to u
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That F* 300: the details f the front glass is 65mm dia 15mm height, 100mm focal length edgeis 4mm positive meniscus lens, plano-convex will not work as the positive of the earlier glass would touch. need to see reverse with plano convex adjusting the focal length as 102 FL with adjustment flange.
look for this in surplus shed shipping would not be an issue to u
I'm lost on what you are talking about here.
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change the front glass
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