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I was particularly non-plussed upon discovering my vidcam’s lens thread had been stripped while using an exceptionally cheap wide angle attachment. Rather than sending it in for repairs I pondered the options – epoxy? tape? ick! To my surprise, I found that a small piece of fabric placed between the connection before attaching made for a nice snug fit – and the lenses actually aligned quite well. Of course your mileage may vary, but it’s certainly worth a try when other options are cost/time prohibitive.

Update: Commenter Tim Gray offers what sounds like an even better permanent solution –

Buy a cheap UV filter, take out the glass and epoxy the ring in place. suddenly you have real metal threads instead of the garbage plastic they put on video cameras.

Good stuff – thanks Tim!