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10-03-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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What lens spanner to get?

Well, I don't even know what it is called in my native language [Romanian], so I can't buy it locally unfortunately. But I have seen one on ebay that looks relatively inexpensive. Does anyone have some experience with these tools? Thanks as usual.

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Thanks. Well I know about micro-tools from Germany, but I'm on a budget here, if you couldn't tell already
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A pair of calipers works fine if you have a set or can borrow it. Do they have stores like Harbor Freight in Europe? The sell discount imported tools very cheap. A pair of their cheap calipers would do fine.

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I have a Harbor Freight in town, I might have to go take a look and snag some calipers. Great idea. In the meantime, I just used a pair of mustache scissors. Worked out pretty well. Just have to be careful to not slip and scratch the lens or yourself. They seemed to wear the edge of the notches on the lens, though, just a bit. So I wouldn't recommend them if you're looking to keep your lens in pristine condition. Other than that, not bad for a $3 scissor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
A pair of calipers works fine if you have a set or can borrow it. Do they have stores like Harbor Freight in Europe? The sell discount imported tools very cheap. A pair of their cheap calipers would do fine.
+1. You can find a cheap caliper just about anywhere. File the points to fit the notches on the lens and you're all set with a Locking spanner. The one I use is an old digital that bit the dust a long time ago (that's what I get for buying cheap junk and paying a lot of money for it). It's had far more use as a lens tool than it Ever had as a caliper.

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Nail scissors ftw!!!


By the way thank you all for opening my eyes that I can freely improvise
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