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02-26-2021, 03:42 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Well done, I impressed that the lens had not suffered internal damage after being abused that bad. I've not seen a Pentax lens with that many dents, usually they are Mamiya Sekors, which seem hard to find without dents.
It's not clear how the lens got so badly damaged that way. One of the dings was caused by a blow that hit the threaded side of the rim, which bent it outwards. How can that be? My guess is that a previous owner wasn't satisfied with the lens performance and tried to fix it with a hammer.

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This tool looks really useful. Great job!

I did... unspeakable things to a dented Nikon 85mm 1.8D filter ring to get it to accept a filter
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