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    Some days it just doesn't pay to get oout of bed.

    Was working on my Nikkor 50mm f1.4 non AI lens today to make it into an AI lens so I can use it on my F5 and D700. Well everything was going just swimmingly until I went to put it back together. Then I found I had cut out the wrong side of the ring! Duh. Oh well can still mill out the correct side tomorrow just won't look as pretty. Jeez!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rose View Post
    Was working on my Nikkor 50mm f1.4 non AI lens today to make it into an AI lens so I can use it on my F5 and D700. Well everything was going just swimmingly until I went to put it back together. Then I found I had cut out the wrong side of the ring! Duh. Oh well can still mill out the correct side tomorrow just won't look as pretty. Jeez!!!
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    You could pick up another ring but I guess that would defeat your original purpose of diy

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    I can just carve out the proper side and it will work fine. I hacked up the side with the painted f stop numbers nearest. It's not like I have never converted one of these lenses before, just had other things on my mind. Have to remember the adage measure twice, cut once.
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    You need to give this a positive spin, like the PR folks in Washington do with f-ups:

    Just say that you milled the right end, and don't elaborate.

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    I have never taken a lens apart to get it to mount. I just keep the rear cover on a dremel the ring. I can convert a lens in about 3 minutes now. There is no need to take everything apart if you are not doing a proper conversion.

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    Call it a practice cut!


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    Quote Originally Posted by snay1345 View Post
    I have never taken a lens apart to get it to mount. I just keep the rear cover on a dremel the ring. I can convert a lens in about 3 minutes now. There is no need to take everything apart if you are not doing a proper conversion.
    I thought of that but decided I didn't want to get all the micro filings into the lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rose View Post
    I thought of that but decided I didn't want to get all the micro filings into the lens.
    Wise decision. Those little metal pieces can do a lot of damage.

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