Dented filter mounting threads on good lens

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  1. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    I just bought a Asahi Pentax spotmatic 35mm with a 50mm F1.4 super-takumar lens. This lens is supposedly very good but the filter ring thread area is dented in and it's not possible to mount a filter.

    Is there any safe, easy method of straightening it out?

    I'll try to post a pic later if that helps.
     
  2. DestinDave

    DestinDave Master of Non Sequitur

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    Jon... is it dented at the very end? If so, maybe you could carefully work it with a pair of pliers. Other than that I'd be afraid to try anything... Post a pic though if you get a chance...

    Dave
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try this:

    http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/filterringtool.html
     
  4. darich

    darich TPF Noob!

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    I dented the ring of my 24-70 f2.8 L lens. I was distrught because i thought it was for the bin - thankfully the glass was fine.
    I used a local Canon approved repair and service centre - they straightened it out for around £23.
    I did have to buy a new polarizer though - i had damaged the thread for that too.
    Try your local repair shop.
     
  5. JonK

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    Thanks for the suggestions and advice. :D will give it a go mitica. if not...mebbe take it in for a quote.
     

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