Quote Originally Posted by hoffy View Post

Actually selling the lens for a bargain basement price is probably not a bad idea. I had thought of keeping it and getting another focal length for flash work (keep uming and erring between a 110 macro or the 180).
It's a nice portrait length of about 85mm in 135 format equivalent. The 180 is nice, in that it's still a good portrait length at 100mm equivalent, but also focuses closer, to 1 meter compared to 1.5 meters for the 150. The combination of longer focal length and closer focusing means you can get significantly tighter shots with it.
I see KEH has 150/4 PS lenses in EX condition for $115-$139. If you got say 50 bucks for the one you have now, you wouldn't be spending much at all to get a fully functional one, almost for sure less than cost of repair.