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09-24-2017, 08:51 PM   #1
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07 Shield Mount lens - modification?

Looking at the 07 lens it seems odd that the focus point has been fixed between ~ .7 - 2m. This means the lens element is too far from the sensor to infinity focus. Seems a strange range for most people.

Wondering if there is anyway to move the glass element closer to the focal plane? Haven't handled the 07. Not sure how it is constructed. Is the body plastic or metal? Is the glass element held in by threaded retaing ring like a filter? Can the element be removed from the Mount Shield?

If the lens element could be repositioned to a focus range of ~1.5 - 4m it would be a lot more useful to me and probably many others.
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There are some more detailed photos of the lens in our mini review:

A Quick Review of the Pentax Q Cap Lens - Review Announcements | PentaxForums.com

Seems like it's just hollow with one piece of glass at the end.

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Thanks Adam. Didn't think about there being a review for this lens. I am checking it out.
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Since the native Q/10/7 lens cap does not stay in place well, the best use for the 07 is in fact as a lens cap that allows you to put the camera body in a shirt or jeans pocket, with the 06 and 08 in other pockets. I get the camera into places they don't like cameras this way.

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