Stuck Bronica ETRSi lens cap!

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  1. menglert

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    Hello,

    I just got a 150mm Bronica lens for my camera, but can't seem to remove the back lens cap. I have tried almost everything I could think of, but it seems to be stuck on there fairly well. I don't want damage the lens while removing it, but have run out of ideas.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Martin
     
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    On mine, the rear cap is just a piece of flimsy plastic that fits loosely on the lens. I could snap it easily if I wanted to. It turns freely on the lens.

    I don't see any reason why you could not just break or cut it to get it off. I always leave a lens on my camera body, so I have 1 spare back all of the time.

    PE
     
  3. Nick Zentena

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    Is it a Bronica cap or a 3rd party? The Bronica cap you just twist it 1/4 turn.

    I've seen a body cap that wouldn't come off but that was because the body had issues. Unless the lens is twisting when you turn the cap I can't understand why it's not working.
     
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    Thanks for the input. The cap is OEM Bronica, but isn't too flimsy, actually it seems really well built. In most cases I would think this is excellent, although if I have to cut it off or something, it will be fairly difficult. The body isn't turning when I try to unscrew it, so I can't really figure out what the issue is. I'm on the phone with KEH at the moment, so hopefully they will suggest something or allow for an exchange.

    Thanks,
    Martin
     
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    Well I talked to KEH, and they said perhaps the cap engaged a pin that is normally used to lock the lens into the body. So they suggested I send it back, and they may be able to do something about it and remove the cap. Thanks for your inputs.

    Regards,
    Martin
     
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    There is nothing there on the cap to allow it to engage a pin. I cannot see how that can be. I'm really curious to hear how this turns out.

    PE
     
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    I'll let you know after I get things sorted out with them. I've never had this problem before, but hopefully things will work out well.

    Regards,
    Martin
     
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    I wonder if who ever put it on turned the thing too much. Best thing to send it back.
     
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    That would cause it to jam on the locking tabs for sure.

    PE
     
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    I just removed the two back lens caps from my
    two Bronica lenses. With left hand gripping the front
    I turned the back caps clockwise. No problem. Dan
     
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    Do they reverse thread? Did you try the other direction, gently of course.

    John
     
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    The rear lens caps on my ETRS turn left to tighten.
     
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    My ETRSi is in Tucson; but unfortunately I am in NY so cannot check.

    But I think we're kind of agreed that the OP should try turning the cap in the opposite direction of how he has been doing so.
     
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    I have tried both directions, and anything else I could think of. I am not going to try anything else now, and would rather send it back and have them attempt to fix it. Although, I will post a follow up if they explain what the problem was. Thanks for all the input everyone!

    Regards,
    Martin