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Mr. Grindahl - Yes I'm familiar with your MFNG thread. Quite extraordinary. Thank you.
I just finished installation work on a 1971 vintage 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S, quite a tricky job, and hope to publish that later this week when I have given the whole thing a thorough run through.
Your concern with butchering these classics is one I well understand. However, most are glue-on jobs with no machining needed, which mitigates the 'damage'. Those with large diameter rear baffles are where the surgery is required and I set forth the maximum diameter specs whereafter surgery is required in my two pieces.
For me, enhancing the utility of these lenses in the digital age with a CPU and a good lens correction profile outweighs cosmetic concerns. I doubt I would do this to a NOCT though!