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12-11-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Need help quick....

So I put this el- cheapo lenst on the k10d it started to go on like all the other lenses but never clicked so I tried to take it off and now I cant, it is sort of stuck in the middle....

cant get it off no amount of pressure helps, I dont care about the lens...I just want the damn thing off, it is a cheapo starblitz lens.

All the other K lenses work great.

12-11-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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it is a KR, and I missed that part....
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"It's easy to fix w/o hurting the camera or lens.

The lens contact pin is stuck in the Autofocus hole on the Pentax body. Roughly at 4 o'clock looking at the body, I recall.

Use a very thin piece of plastic, paper, etc. to slide between the lens mount and lens....the goal is to raise up the pin as you twist the lens off.
Just play with it and do not force it! "

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12-11-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by comet4 Quote
"It's easy to fix w/o hurting the camera or lens.

The lens contact pin is stuck in the Autofocus hole on the Pentax body. Roughly at 4 o'clock looking at the body, I recall.

Use a very thin piece of plastic, paper, etc. to slide between the lens mount and lens....the goal is to raise up the pin as you twist the lens off.
Just play with it and do not force it! "

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cant get anything in there....to tight... what do i do now?

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got it...holly crap that was a lot of work...i damn near though I was screwed...


thank you sir, thank you.
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Chlen,
Get a set of feeler gauges. Use a guage tab of less then 0.010" to slip between the body and lens. Move it gainst the little ball, while applying pressure counter clockwise. You can buy these at a auto parts, or hardware store. This is basicly what comet4 wrote. Good luck.

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cant get anything in there....to tight... what do i do now?
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Good to hear it's fixed.
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Next time, switch the camera body to manual focus. That retracts the AF worm drive (pin) into the lens mount. Most of the time that corrects the problem and lets you remove the lens normally.
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Chlen, curious, does it have an Auto exposure setting on the lens?

I just got a Tokina 28-200 SX-Z and had a similar issue - couldn't get the lens off no matter what I tried. It would half-spin off, but not go all the way. These posts about using feeler gauges and the like came to mind. Something ocurred to me - the lens was on A - what if I opened up the lens all the way.

Sure enough that fixed it - I was able to easily take the lens of then.

By the way, how did you take it off?
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Frog-

there is no autoexposure setting on it.

even with the AF screw in MF position it would not come off, the problem was the lens had a serious mount. It was a large heavy metal lense that was made back in the day when things were made tight and well so getting a feeler gage was imposible. I wound up using the inside of my girlfriends hair clip but it took a eyelass flathead scewdriver jammed in to get the metal over the screw which you can see under good light. So I scratched the mount on the camera itself, but it had not effect other then aestetic.

Also another issue is that the lens wabled in between and was very had to hold still long enough to get anything accomplished.

I filed off the ricoh pin, and now it is fine.
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