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Old April 27th, 2004, 03:19 PM   #1
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did anybody have any problem with the century optics wide angle .6x lens ?

Mine got stuck on the camera and would budge .......it is really rediculous ...I love the lens but it is horrible piece of attachment


any body had this problem????

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Old April 27th, 2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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Assuming you ultimately detach this lens, here's a little tip. Graphite is an excellent lubricant. Take a soft lead pencil (ex: a B or 2B pencil) and run it around the threads until you have them well 'marked'. Screw-on the lens lightly to spread the graphite into the threads. Repeat every so often, depending on how often you attach the lens. If you avoid over-tightening the lens this should prevent it from sticking.
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Old April 27th, 2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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thanks ken I finally was able to do so.....i mean get it off....but now I am scared that next time it might break the camera.....is it a common problem with wide angles ...and yes I use the lens very often.... I am even planning to take it back to vistek and let them have a look at it .....i mean to make sure it is not a defective attachment.....there are no threads on it.....i am sure . But this piece has been a pain for me through the whole film we shot on dvx.....there has to be a solution other than applying graphite as a lubricant....as now I am scared of trying it though....


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Old April 27th, 2004, 06:57 PM   #4
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You must not be attaching it right. It's very simple to attach.

Line up the yellow dots on the top. Then, as you face the camera from the front, turn the larger ring clockwise as far as it will go. Then turn the smaller ring clockwise to tighten it up. That's it, the lens is on.

To remove, you reverse the procedure. Turn the smaller ring counter-clockwise to loosen the friction fit, then rotate the larger ring counter-clockwise until its yellow dot is fully vertical. At that point the lens should just slip off.

It takes about five seconds to attach or detach the lens.
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Old April 28th, 2004, 08:26 AM   #5
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Thanks barry

maybe I am not doing it right ....I will try it when I go home .

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Old April 28th, 2004, 10:23 PM   #6
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Harish, i had the same issue with this camera on a shoot a few weeks ago, those attachments where a pain to remove...it did however finaly come off. even after puting it on again the correct way it still was a pain to take off again. one of the guys on the crew was freakin out just seeing me try to take the lens off...thought i was gonna snap the cam in half. i would just not tighten it too hard, just make sure its a tad snug and you should be good.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 08:27 AM   #7
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Thanks you guys,

I tried as barry had suggested......put the two yellow points together and it fits and then you move the rings ......and Rich you are right too ....just have to rotate the big ring a little for a snug fit .....otherwise it is really a pain .....but thanks barry it did work perfect.....I have heard somebody did break the cam trying to take off the lens........

yesterday when I tried .....by puttting the two yellow points together .....it works perfect......again the bigger ring has to be very carefully rotated as and very little for snug fit......


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