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05-23-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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HELP! Can't remove T ring adapter

Put t ring adapter on camera body without lining up blades on mount properly - did not line up red dots.

Now I can't get it off. It releases on one side but not the other.

Any ideas?

Seems strange it could go on so easily but not come off.

Any help appreciated.

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05-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by wildman Quote
Put t ring adapter on camera body without lining up blades on mount properly - did not line up red dots.

Now I can't get it off. It releases on one side but not the other.

Any ideas?

Seems strange it could go on so easily but not come off.

Any help appreciated.

Wildman
I did that with my K10D, once. I was in San Diego, about to board a cruise ship for seven days. I put my 500mm mirror lens on incorrectly. I think that I had the mount rotated 1/3 of the way out of "sync".

I fought with it for about half an hour and then went to a camera shop a few blocks away. They were sympathetic, but not much help. Eventually, I ended up getting it off myself, there in the store.

I hope you're sitting down. This is scary. Basically, I simply forced it off. I was able to tilt it a little and get one of the three sections of the bayonet to start through the opening. It jammed up and wouldn't go any further. At this point, I figured that the camera was useless as it was and I used a flat-bladed screwdriver and carefully pried it off.

The good news is that the metal on the t-mount adapter was softer than that used on the camera's lens mount. My forceful removal bent one of the ears on the t-mount adapter, but did no apparent damage to the camera. Whew!!! This was two years ago, and I have not noticed any problems since then. The adapter even continues to work, as well.

As always, your mileage may vary. Good luck.
05-23-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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I simply forced it off.
So did I and it worked:

I lifted up on the loose end until I could pull it out sideways if that makes any sense.

As you said mount is much more robust than the adapter flange so I don't think any harm was done. Time will tell.

Thanks for the tip.

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So did I and it worked:

I lifted up on the loose end until I could pull it out sideways if that makes any sense.

As you said mount is much more robust than the adapter flange so I don't think any harm was done. Time will tell.

Thanks for the tip.

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Makes perfect sense. The same thing can happen if you misalign an M42 adapter. With those however, it's worse because Now you have that spring lock holding it in place.



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Betcha won't do that again! I know I haven't.

As I thought back on it, I realized that one could probably do the same thing with a regular k-mount lens, which might be a little more difficult to remove. Also, I didn't really care if I ruined the t-mount adapter, but if I messed up the mount on a decent auto-focus lens, I would be upset.

I've been much more careful to check the alignment of the red dots.
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