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Old 08-08-2008, 05:17 AM #17
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

I got one of those ebay ones and am having the same troubles, tried rubber bands with vice grips but stopped after I hear the horrible screeching sound. About to try electrical tape now!


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Why post SOOOO BIG pictures. ??

My wood block method has never failed me. It's mentiontioned here occasionally and it works. Be careful but forceful.

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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

Instead of electrical tape, use GORILLA DUCT TAPE, on the jaws of the pliers. It has a rubbery texture that REALLY provides a good grip. phoenix77/rob 8-)
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

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Why post SOOOO BIG pictures. ??

My wood block method has never failed me. It's mentiontioned here occasionally and it works. Be careful but forceful.

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Unfortunately I don't have a Vice, so I can't do that. Oh, and what's wrong with big pictures? :-?

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Hmmm, I didn't think of that.. Gotta try it!
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Ok, I tried the duct tape method, and while turning on the cap the tape kept on sliding off.. and started to get a rip in it... Which is when the pliers slid off and made more scratches on the cap :'(
I'm tired of doing this and tired of the huge scatter made from the lens.. Is someone willing to do this for me?
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[quote author=Hemlock Mike link=1215566351/0#17 date=1218242635]Why post SOOOO BIG pictures. ??
Oh, and what's wrong with big pictures? *:-?

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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

Any luck with taking out the cap?
Can't you jsut wipe it in front?
Or did it some how get in(dust)?
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Any luck with taking out the cap?
Can't you jsut wipe it in front?
Or did it some how get in(dust)?
Nah, no luck.
As I posted earlier
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It gets kind of annoying..
I'm deciding on whether to just send it to a member here to get it off though
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Default Re: How to get the aperture cap off?

The block of wood + vice method is the only one I've managed to get to work for these pressure-fit caps. In fact, I've had to use two for some of the hard ones. You're actually lucky on that cap, because it has a little lip that can aid in holding it, despite its thin size.
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The block of wood + vice method is the only one I've managed to get to work for these pressure-fit caps. In fact, I've had to use two for some of the hard ones. You're actually lucky on that cap, because it has a little lip that can aid in holding it, despite its thin size.
The cap is pressure fit?
Are you 100% sure?
I don't think it would be.
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If it weren't, it'd be screw-on and then it'd be a lot easier to remove.
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