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05-23-2014, 12:17 PM   #31
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feeler gauge! That's the thing I was trying to remember the name of.

If you took the spring clip off… uh… did you wait for the loctite to cure before you put the lens into the camera? I really hope so… imagine if it leaked a little and locked the adapter to the camera as well as the lens?

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I'm very certain the locktite did dry.
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Lens can wiggle 5 mm but can't dislodge it. Wiggle means rotate.

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In addition to the memory issue my eyes are no good. I can't figure out where to dremnel or insert feeler gauge.
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I don't know anything about the M42 adapters. But is the camera in MF. So that the screw drive is retracted. Just wondering if the AF drive screw might be up and in a notch or hole in the adapter. If the lens can rotate/wiggle 5mm then I assume the locktite is not on the camera mount. If it is in AF try changing to MF to retract the screw.

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It is in manual mode.

I'm near my limit. Thing won't budge. I'll cut it off with a saw soon. And post the pics.

I wish I could believe in not this hard headed but then again I probably am.
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I would try the feeler gauge ( as previously suggested). Insert it and rotate around the mount to see if I could feel the area that is securing the adapter to the camera. Then try working that aerea with the gauge to try to dislodge the adapter. Similar to dislodging the Ricoh pin.Possibly using the gauge as a ramp over or working the obstruction up or down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by condor27596 Quote
Lens can wiggle 5 mm but can't dislodge it. Wiggle means rotate.

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In addition to the memory issue my eyes are no good. I can't figure out where to dremnel or insert feeler gauge.
Ok if you can wiggle about 5mm then It it the clip that's holding the lens.

If you have the feeler gauge, from memory, I think the clip is at about the 10:00 position when facing the camera

Slide the feeler gauge between the lens and body at that position as suggested previously, with a little curl at the end that will hopefully catch the clip, then try to turn the lens off
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Pics, or this didn't happen.

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QuoteOriginally posted by condor27596 Quote
I'll cut it off with a saw soon
Don't saw the lens!

You mentioned in your original post that it's a Takumar 50mm/1.4, which is a lens that can be disassembled from the front while still attached to the camera. Any competent lens repairer should be able to disassemble the lens while still mounted, free the spring clip on the adapter with a probe, then reassemble the lens afterwards -- good as new.

If you don't way to pay for repairs, here are some disassembly instructions: Pentax 50mm f/1.4 strip-down instructions

If you're unable to reassemble the lens yourself afterwards, save all the parts and protect the glass and sell it as a project for someone else to rebuild.
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Just unscrew the lens, it may be hard to turn but it will come off. Don't cut or grind as it will get metal dust inside andcscrap the camera.
The little spring will bend or fall off with force as it is quite small or the locktite will release, Taking the lens apart will get you nothing the
Spring catch won't be visible as it is near the outside under the lens body.
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HA! Pics or it didn't happen I always love that one.


And the winner is.......


The person that said just force it and break the spring. I used the old sock and channel lock method.


THANK YOU ALL


Now, do I dremmel off that pesky pin?

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Pics did not post.

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Here is a test pic.


hmmm


not attaching from this computer.
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Glad you got it off.
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woohoo! I hope the pin isn't floating around on your sensor or mirror somewhere now, though.

Looking forward to photos
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