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05-01-2015, 12:46 PM   #1
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Pentax LX strap lugs

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So, today I bought a Pentax LX with a 50mm 1.7 for.... 12 euros
Can anyone tell me how to remove the strap lugs?? Thanks!

/ Henrik from Sweden.

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I frakking hate you!

Inside the lugs there is a thin plate that you can move pushing from one side.
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Using a thin implement, such as a USA ten-cent piece (dime) gently press the small tab at the bottom of the lug to open the jaws: pull it off the post.
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I still cant get them off! Where exactly do I push? On the flat side or the sidee with the jaws?

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QuoteOriginally posted by henrikknutsson Quote
I still cant get them off! Where exactly do I push? On the flat side or the sidee with the jaws?
you can send the camera to me and I will help you remove it.

why I only see other get this kind of deal?? lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by henrikknutsson Quote
I still cant get them off! Where exactly do I push? On the flat side or the sidee with the jaws?
Jaws if I remember correctly.
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Here's a link to a pdf of the LX instruction manual. The password is Pentax. The instructions are on p. 42 of the manual (43 of the pdf).

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It's hard to see, but there is a little tab or projection that sticks out parallel to the surface of the camera body on the button to which the strap attaches. That's what you push, possibly with a finger, or fingernail, or coin. Keep it pressed and lift the button keeping it as close to parallel to the camera body as possible. I always found that device fussy and overly "engineered."

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Check out the manual on the "butkus.org" site ... J
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Here's a link to a pdf of the LX instruction manual. The password is Pentax. The instructions are on p. 42 of the manual (43 of the pdf).

Pix are worth a 1000 . . . . .
Crop from manual



With the lugs installed on the camera, "A" and "B" are flush. The manual recommends a "coin" to push in "A" so that "B" will stick out and release the lug but I have to used a small screw driver instead of a coin.
Putting it back on is easy as I can push "B" back in with my fingernail.

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QuoteOriginally posted by henrikknutsson Quote
Hey!

So, today I bought a Pentax LX with a 50mm 1.7 for.... 12 euros
Can anyone tell me how to remove the strap lugs?? Thanks!

/ Henrik from Sweden.
If it is in working condition then you just stole this one!
Also, you will have to post a pic of it!

Last edited by LesDMess; 05-02-2015 at 10:46 AM.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Crop from manual
Thanks. I didn't have a pdf snipping tool on the computer that I posted from (I think my tablet)
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Thanks. I didn't have a pdf snipping tool on the computer that I posted from (I think my tablet)
I just used <CTRL><PRNTSCRN> since the PDF I have was "protected".
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With the lugs installed on the camera, "A" and "B" are flush. The manual recommends a "coin" to push in "A" so that "B" will stick out and release the lug but I have to used a small screw driver instead of a coin.
Putting it back on is easy as I can push "B" back in with my fingernail.

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If it is in working condition then you just stole this one!
Also, you will have to post a pic of it!
Thank you, I have now removed the lugs. And yes, it works flawless and is in good condition

https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/111087469949452210418/6144543143704793394
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QuoteOriginally posted by henrikknutsson Quote
Thank you, I have now removed the lugs. And yes, it works flawless and is in good condition
No signs of brassing or dings/dents and works flawlessly for that money. Yeah, definitely a steal!

The Pentax LX is only one of a very few which have features that have never been equaled by any brand/model past or present. Enjoy and share results when you can!
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No signs of brassing or dings/dents and works flawlessly for that money. Yeah, definitely a steal!

The Pentax LX is only one of a very few which have features that have never been equaled by any brand/model past or present. Enjoy and share results when you can!
I will!
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