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  1. Capt. Jim Ferman

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    I've read that the lens cap unscrews from the camera and that it takes a bit of a twist to initially unseat it. Has anyone been concerned about harming the gimble using too much force? I've tried to use a bit of force and it hasn't budged.
    Thank you in advance....
     
  2. msinger

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    Force will not help. Grip it as lightly as possible and turn it to the left. If it slips through your fingers, then wrap something rubber around it.
     
  3. V tail

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    I carry two pairs of household light weight rubber gloves in my bag. I always putt on a rubber glove when changing lenses. This makes your grip more precise and also prevents smudges on the lens.
     
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  4. Mike Hall

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    You can always use the rubber band method.

    Wrap it around the lens and then you use that as a grip

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  5. GMack

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    I returned my first one for that problem.

    Threads were knackered up, maybe aluminum shards, and it would only budge maybe 1/4" freely before seizing up and getting tight. Even a 1-1/4" Flexiclamp wrench made for that sort of stuff wouldn't remove it more than I would like to force it being new.

    I'm on my third P4 and this thread made me go check. Whew! It unscrews easily. Might use a dab of silicon grease if you do get it off.

    Mack