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Nov 24, 2022 11:04:26   #
bela1950 Loc: Massachusetts
 
Greetings,
As I was quickly changing lenses, I put a Nikon 50mm lens hood on a Tamron 90mm lens. Big mistake! The hood is stuck on the Tamron lens which has rubber on the upper portion. The hood is crooked and locked tight on the barrel. Unable to budge. I am unable to find a solution, and I hesitate to force it too much fearing I would damage the lens. Any suggestions are appreciated. Should I send it for repair? It's my favorite macro lens.
Problem solved. My husband suggested to pull it off. It worked. Lens is good. I'm happy.

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Nov 24, 2022 12:14:36   #
R.G. Loc: Scotland
 
bela1950 wrote:
...Problem solved. My husband suggested to pull it off. It worked. Lens is good. I'm happy.


Few are the mechanical problems that can't be solved with some judicious application of brute force .

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Nov 24, 2022 12:50:48   #
bela1950 Loc: Massachusetts
 
R.G. wrote:
Few are the mechanical problems that can't be solved with some judicious application of brute force .



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Nov 24, 2022 13:06:52   #
13
 
Put a rubber band around the lens to grip the hood and try to unscrew it that way...or go to amazon and order a lens wrench.

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Nov 24, 2022 13:22:26   #
Alphabravo2020
 
can you post a picture?

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Nov 24, 2022 14:57:45   #
dustie Loc: Nose to the grindstone
 
R.G. wrote:
Few are the mechanical problems that can't be solved with some judicious application of brute force .


Wow!!!

What a refined, cultured and beautifully embroidered, elegant alternative way of expressing the old, crude, heavy-handed quip: "don't force it, just get a bigger hammer.". 😊 👍

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Nov 24, 2022 18:45:33   #
bela1950 Loc: Massachusetts
 
Alphabravo2020 wrote:
can you post a picture?


Thank you but I solved my problem. I pulled it off rather than twist it.

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Nov 24, 2022 18:54:51   #
bela1950 Loc: Massachusetts
 
13 wrote:
Put a rubber band around the lens to grip the hood and try to unscrew it that way...or go to amazon and order a lens wrench.


Thank you. I already solved my problem. I pulled it off instead of twisting. I'll keep your suggestions for future reference.

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Nov 24, 2022 19:45:08   #
Alphabravo2020
 
bela1950 wrote:
Thank you. I already solved my problem. I pulled it off instead of twisting. I'll keep your suggestions for future reference.


I'm glad :8) but expect to continue getting advice for the foreseeable future...

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Nov 24, 2022 20:02:55   #
bela1950 Loc: Massachusetts
 
Alphabravo2020 wrote:
I'm glad :8) but expect to continue getting advice for the foreseeable future...



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Nov 25, 2022 06:31:13   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
bela1950 wrote:
Greetings,
As I was quickly changing lenses, I put a Nikon 50mm lens hood on a Tamron 90mm lens. Big mistake! The hood is stuck on the Tamron lens which has rubber on the upper portion. The hood is crooked and locked tight on the barrel. Unable to budge. I am unable to find a solution, and I hesitate to force it too much fearing I would damage the lens. Any suggestions are appreciated. Should I send it for repair? It's my favorite macro lens.
Problem solved. My husband suggested to pull it off. It worked. Lens is good. I'm happy.
Greetings, br As I was quickly changing lenses, I... (show quote)


Congratulations to you and your marriage. This may be the only time in recorded history that the husband was right!

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Nov 25, 2022 07:47:40   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
It would be cheaper to apply some cuts with a hacksaw than to send it for repair. As RG said, force might be the best solution. With a "delicate" lens, you have to be careful, but maybe some warmth, cooling, or silicone spray would help.

EDIT: I'm glad to see you solved the problem with "brute force."

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Nov 25, 2022 09:17:46   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
dustie wrote:
Wow!!!

What a refined, cultured and beautifully embroidered, elegant alternative way of expressing the old, crude, heavy-handed quip: "don't force it, just get a bigger hammer.". 😊 👍


R.G. always provides timely, and well-thought-out solutions for UHH posters.
He is just one of my go-to UHH posters.
Well Done R. G.,
JimmyT Sends
Bravo Zulu

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Nov 25, 2022 10:06:27   #
bela1950 Loc: Massachusetts
 
jerryc41 wrote:
It would be cheaper to apply some cuts with a hacksaw than to send it for repair. As RG said, force might be the best solution. With a "delicate" lens, you have to be careful, but maybe some warmth, cooling, or silicone spray would help.

EDIT: I'm glad to see you solved the problem with "brute force."


Actually I didn't apply brute force. I tried twisting and then when I explained to my husband that I had reversed the hood to put it onto the lens before storing it in my bag, he suggested I pull it off. I listened. It worked easily even though it was on crooked.


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Nov 25, 2022 10:26:43   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
bela1950 wrote:
Actually I didn't apply brute force. I tried twisting and then when I explained to my husband that I had reversed the hood to put it onto the lens before storing it in my bag, he suggested I pull it off. I listened. It worked easily even though it was on crooked.



Amazing

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