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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:06 AM   #1
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I got a lens stuck on my SGpro... HELP!

So I got a Quantaray lens stuck on a Nikon mount... I was so sure that it would fit because it fits on my Nikon D50. I have taken the mount off and tried to twist as hard as possible to get it off but that has not worked! Any help would be appreciated, because I borrowed the lens and need to return it (without breaking it). Thanks in advance!

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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Here is a link to a photo album with some pics of the inside of the the lens. I tried my best to get close but without a macro its tough ;) any help would be much appreciated!

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Old November 12th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #3
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OK, It's obviously cross threaded itself some how. It happens.

You have three holes on the outer ring showing in your picture.

Lay a piece of cloth onto a block of hardwood and clamp it to a work bench or strong table.

Take 3 small PZ1 screws and going through each of the holes screw the entire assembly to the piece of wood.

This will now give you the firm resistance you'll need from the nikon mount to turn the lens out.

I've had a similar problem and this worked a treat.

Good luck.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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OK, It's obviously cross threaded itself some how. It happens.

You have three holes on the outer ring showing in your picture.

Lay a piece of cloth onto a block of hardwood and clamp it to a work bench or strong table.

Take 3 small PZ1 screws and going through each of the holes screw the entire assembly to the piece of wood.

This will now give you the firm resistance you'll need from the nikon mount to turn the lens out.

I've had a similar problem and this worked a treat.

Good luck.

Thanks for the help, although I unfortunately did not get to try your method, I got it off by taking a screwdriver and wedging it somehow! that was soooo weird!
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #5
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Screwdriver, force, near the lens?
You must be very confident of your screwdriver forcing abilities!
Glad you managed to remove it successfully.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #6
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Hahaha yeah, I know, it was scary, but I was pushing away from the lens and figured i wouldn't be able to scratch it very easily ;) it was still kind of scary, but i was frustrated!
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