Upload & Sell: Off
Congratulations! Outstanding. I followed your progress, all the time wondering what was the resale value of the accumulated parts of the two lenses. I am in no way tempted to follow in your steps, but I admire your achievement all the more for just having thrown away a Minolta lens I had managed to impair beyond hope.
oh no! what happened to the minolta lens?
as far as resale value goes i spent $15 on the rokkor, a bit more than $300 for the g28, and about $10 for raw materials. the entire thing conversion was non-destructive so both lenses could be fully restored if i were ever inclined (anybody need a g28 body minus optics?).
here's a couple quick shots of the final lens:
i'll post some pics of how the aperture connection was made in the lens modification thread later.
and a couple non-bench shots with the lens: