I can understand why he did it, and I would have done the same thing. Remember, most of these Rolleis these days all have "cleaning marks" on the lenses. I've seen enough fleabay Rolleis to now believe that protecting them like a 1965 Corvette is pointless. They're all mostly junk now. When the lens is shot, the ballgame's over. May as well home-repair it. If you can do it well. Was it Galen who said: First, do no harm. This guy's Rollei lived through the surgery.