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Finally found a use for my 18-55!

 
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Aug 20, 2011 21:55 |  #1

Well I was bored today and decided to open up my old 18-55mm that I had collecting dust for almost a year now. I tried to sell it several times and for as little as $50 haha. No one wanted it so I figured why not? I actually learned a lot abou the internal mechanics of how a lens actually works. Check it out!

Taken apart....

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My new pen holder!
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I am sure lots of you wont agree but I think its cool and a fun little project with a lens I would have never used again anyways.

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Aug 20, 2011 21:58 |  #2

You couldn't just do this with a Nikon lens? lol.


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Aug 20, 2011 21:59 |  #3

haha my skin burns if I touch anything Nikon... or else I would have!


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Aug 20, 2011 22:22 as a reply to  @ CW Jones's post |  #4

Cool. I know they're a dime a dozen.. i'd like to perform surgery on one too.. but i thought it might be good to have, when/if i sell a body. :D


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Aug 20, 2011 22:34 |  #5

Too funny!

A while back I picked up the Canon 500D close-up filter and turned my old 18-55 into a macro-like lens. For as rarely as I do any macro work, it's sufficient until I spring for the 100mm macro. :D


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Aug 20, 2011 23:03 |  #6

I don't remember how much I got for mine but I sold it on ebay and was quite surprised how much I got for it.


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Aug 21, 2011 00:51 |  #7

CW Jones wrote in post #12970339 (external link)
haha my skin burns if I touch anything Nikon... or else I would have!

bahahahahahahaha

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Aug 21, 2011 04:54 |  #8

You learn far more if you pull a lens apart with the goal of putting it back together and having it work correctly again ;)




  
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Aug 21, 2011 05:31 |  #9

Noooo I need one for a project. I'm taking a broken nifty fifty mounting ring and trying to find a 18-55 to put the mounting ring on so I can have a cheap wide angle on my 5d lol


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Aug 21, 2011 09:41 |  #10

You could have used it reversed as a macro lens since you don't show one in your gear list. Maybe you still can if you can put it back together. Just an idea.


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Aug 21, 2011 12:14 |  #11

Davex wrote in post #12971435 (external link)
Noooo I need one for a project. I'm taking a broken nifty fifty mounting ring and trying to find a 18-55 to put the mounting ring on so I can have a cheap wide angle on my 5d lol

it'll vignette like crazy...


nice pen holder...i wonder if you could fit a molded plastic cup in there and drink out of it...


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Aug 21, 2011 12:14 |  #12

ROFL!


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Aug 21, 2011 14:25 |  #13

DreDaze wrote in post #12972570 (external link)
it'll vignette like crazy...


nice pen holder...i wonder if you could fit a molded plastic cup in there and drink out of it...

I am actually thinking about doing something like that. I bet there is some form of plastic I could pour or something to make it water tight, or vodka tight if you will haha


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Aug 21, 2011 15:08 |  #14

Now I wanna see guts of an L :D

cool pen holder! haha


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Aug 21, 2011 18:43 |  #15

I actually feel sorry for the poor little lens.

Still, quite an amusing thing you did there.


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