I got this Minolta 35-70mm lens as part of a whole box of lenses a while ago. It seems that the front part is broken as I can see some uneven ring and screws. There is also a lot of play (movement) in the front part. The zoom mechanism works. When pushing the lever on the back, the aperture opens. By default, it seems to "rest" around f/8 or so. I tried "selling it for free" (anyone can have it for shipping costs), but no one wanted it. Instead of throwing it away, is there anything else I could do with it? Things that might be interesting: - Take it apart, just for fun - Use it for "spare parts", for example for adapting a lens that has no fitting adapter - Reverse mount it and use it as a cheap macro? Although the filter thread seems weak, made of plastic. Please tell me if you know a way to recycle this lens. I'm sure it can generate some images still!