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| p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 400 f2.8 II stuck to Canon 1DIII. How do I get this lens off? |
Sorry to hear about your predicament.
That is exactly my nightmare scenario No.2
(The No. 1 is accidentally dropping such set onto concrete or into a lake)
I have never experienced anything of the sort, and do not know what I'd do beyond of what you have tried already. Looks like you may need help from some real repair pros.
well, I'm living your nightmare scenario. don't worry too much about the dropping part. last year this combo was sitting on the roof of my car, about chest high (I'm 6'4" so it's pretty high). It was sitting lens down, on the lens hood I use, which is a 6" ferco plumbing adapter. It was middle of the roof and totally safe.
suddenly a giant microburst of wind hit the car and parking lot, it tipped it over, and pushed it to the edge of the roof. I lunged for it but the monopod swung around and pulled it over the edge. It fell right on the blacktop, lens down, then onto the body. I was sick.
I picked it up, and just held my breath. I finally pushed the button and click-click-click-click. it was fine. I unmounted/remounted the lens, looked it over, not even a scratch.
the Ferco is rubber, so it cushioned it, and despite toppling over on it's side,the 1Diii body is amazingly tough and it didn't even have a scratch.
the lens I bought used from someone else, and it already looked like someone drove fence poles with it. but it's super sharp.
but now, months later, and thousands of shots, the lens inexplicably won't come off. I tried again this morning. I can't get it off the dang body.
I am going to run to pictureline and see what they say, but I am probably going to have to send it in after baseball fall ball. I just hope the lens doesn't lose communication with the body in the next couple months. I just can't even figure out how they are going to get it off anyway. there don't appear to be any ingress places to get to the pin or screw or whatever.
I am considering just pushing the pin, and muscling it off. I am sure I can shear whatever pin is in there, but that would cause a lot of damage I'm sure.