If you have Canada Balsam (or any good and light rosin) and patience and time, you can re-cement your own lens elements and recolor the edges at the same time. Here's a tutorial I wrote a couple of years ago: http://www.fotomozaic.ro/artikel.php...21&idstory=412 I think I posted it here and at mflenses too, but can't be sure. As I've mentioned here and other places, I'm not a fan of UV cured cement. I've used that on watch crystals to set date windows and for other things. There are a couple of reasons I don't like it for lens repair, but to each his/her own.

If questions, please contact me by email (jon_goodman@yahoo.com). I'm only seeing the computer every couple of days. I'm working on improving our attic (radiant barrier foil, duct sealing, additional insulation and trying to make sense out of an absolutely crazy maze of wiring up there).
Jon