Easy-to-disassemble lens

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DavidP03 Regular Member • Posts: 422
Re: Easy-to-disassemble lens

Alphoid wrote:

What's a cheap, easiest-to-disassemble (and reassemble) lens?

Teaching kids.

It doesn't need to reassemble optically calibrated, but it should work (we use u4/3, since anything adapts).

Wide-ish aperture preferred. A big part of this is understanding what the aperture does, and that's easier if you can have big bokeh balls.

I'm thinking some historical lens from a now-dead MF mount? Or a cheap Chinese CCTV lens of some kind?

A Russian Helios 44, cheap, plentiful and easy to pull apart. 
A side note, if you reverse the front element the swirl effect increases substantially

Kind regards, David.

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