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Can't get camera lens ring off ????

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by RoyB, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. RoyB

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    My understanding is the front ring in the camera is threaded and screws off to install filters....Correct?

    Well, I can't get mine to turn.......Any ideas?
     
  2. msinger

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    Correct. Try wrapping something rubber around it, grip it as loosely as possible, and turn it counter-clockwise. It'll eventually start unscrewing... just take your time and be gentle.
     
  3. Quadcopterpilot

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    Yes it does, many threads on this.
    It seems almost impossible to remove but using 2 fingers and a very very light touch it will turn and come off.
    The lighter the better, don't squeeze, use a rubber glove.
     
  4. ScopeTech

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    If you have the upgraded motors you can use the prop removal wrench to remove the lens cover.
     
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  5. Richard Gozinya

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    I tried that and it didn't work. The grip doesn't work. In fact I almost ruined the prop removal tool doing this. It's pretty flimsy

    Best easiest/cheapest/nearest solution for this is:
    go to the grocery store
    get one of those rubber bands they put around broccoli to keep in bunches
    problem solved. it's easy once you have this.

    I keep several of the rubber bands in my case now. Makes things a LOT easier.
     
  6. Malakai

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    Gentle grip. If you grip it too tight it won't undo. It comes off really easy with a soft grip.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  7. Richard Gozinya

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  8. Air Ontario

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    I used a rubber band. It's more about "rotate" than "squeeze"
     
  9. SimonH78

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    Yeah - use a rubber band and just rotate without trying to squeeze!! - Simples- If you grip too tight it just jams the threads!