A tool that can be used to unscrew the recessed "decorative ring" on the front of some Minolta/Sony camera lenses. Useful for when the lens needs to be opened up for cleaning/repairs.
Cover with a rubber glove (for extra grip), press against the ring and twist counterclockwise. More detailed instructions can be found here.
A primitive solution, but just as effective and cheaper than the official tool, which goes for hundreds of dollars.
"Decorating_Ring_Remover_Sony_SAL50F14" works on the Sony SAL50F14
"Decorating_Ring_Remover_Minolta_50mm_f1.4" works on the Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4
If you need a different size tool for a different lens, please let me know and I will upload it.