So I've been using my Pentax Super Takumar 50/1.4 and I've loved it since I got it. Recently I've discovered that the decoration ring (image below) has loosened and is breaking away from the lens. Optically the lens is still good but the ring is only held in one place, rather than three. One screw also came loose (it keeps the front element to the body or so it looks like) but the rest of the screws are still good.


What's the safest way to attach the decoration ring back to the camera lens?

Pentax Lens with problem

You can see that I can fit post-its and other stuff in the gap...

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    \$\begingroup\$ What kind of connector is the remaining attachment point? Screw? Platic tab? etc.? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Sep 13, 2016 at 8:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark. It's held by, from what I can tell metal and glue I assume. There's some yellow residual where the other two sides are at. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 13, 2016 at 16:37

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So I've solved my problem with super glue. My friend told me super glue works best between metals and it's holding it down just fine. I first grinded away the yellow powder and related where it was held, giving the glue a clean surface for the glue to bind on.

Word of caution I was ok throwing the lens/selling it for parts if it didn't work out.


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