What to do now?

WilliamRoar 12 188 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2010 10:16PM
My Canon EF 28-90mm F4-5.6 III lens's aperture diaphragm has worn out. It will not move (stuck at F7.1). If the contact's touch with the camera's - it will Error 99. This means there will be no autofocusing, and that I will have to tape up the lens's contacts.

I will buy a replacement off eBay for ~£35. Not worth repairing.

But, what shall I do with the broken lens - it won't be repaired or sold, and I don’t know any “recycling places”.
This means I want to do something creative with it. My Uncle suggested that I took it apart, see how the lens works, and then re-assemble it – with the front element(s) reversed.

Do any of you know any other creative things I can do with it? (And any examples?)


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martyn05 13 363 England
4 Dec 2010 10:55PM
How about this?
A bit of work but looks great.
Dvaid 10 257 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 9:22PM
Try reversing the lens and see if you can use it as a macro lens.

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