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Camera thread sticky

Discussion in 'Phantom 4 Discussion' started by Romenfree, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. Romenfree

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    I have removed the lens from the camera only to see if it was easy enough to do before I purchased a set of filters, read a story where the lens broke when being removed.
    What I have noticed is the thread is binding and was wondering if there is something I can use to make the lens screw on and off easier without causing other issues.
     
  2. Dacon Productions

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    Yes.
    NEVER use ANY oil based lubricants on the threads. In time the oils will evaporate and deposit a thin layer of film (oil) on the lens. What we have used in the film industry is this:
    - get a #2 pencil and a white sheet of paper
    - get a LOT of pencil lines on the paper
    - use a Q-tip (or similar) on the paper till it gets dark from the graphite
    - hold the filter DOWN and gently smear the threads with the Q-tip full of graphite
    - blow the threads with a photo blower (hand pump) but not all the graphite off
    - thread ON and OFF a few times to lube the threads
    After that the threads will be smooth.
     
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  3. Romenfree

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    See, I knew I would stuff it up if I didn't ask.
    Cheers
     
  4. msinger

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    For some reason, the UV filter has a sticky feeling to it when screwing it on/off. I've never noticed this with the many filters I've tested. After you pick up some filters, you probably won't find you need to use the UV filter much.
     
  5. Erised

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    Totally agree. Your source of graphite is smart, I wish it was my idea, good thinking.
     
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