Stuck Lens!!! HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Gradnient, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Gradnient

    Gradnient Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    All right, so I have a Canon AE-1 Program and I found an old lens that would fit the camera. I don't know what brand of lens it is, because it has nothing written on it telling me the brand. All it says is it's a 28-70mm. It has a bayonet style locking ring. So I put the lens on my camera, lock the ring, but the ring never locked snugly in place, it just locks and then spins a quarter circle back and forth when I try to unlock it. So now it is stuck to my camera body with no desire to come off. I've tried unassembling the lens so it's down to just the apeture ring and the locking ring, but I still can't figure out how to get to the locking mechanism. I don't know if there is any kind of "emergency release" or something for the bayonet mounts or not. I'm looking for a cheapish solution for my problem...
    Anyone have any ideas/thoughts/hopes?
    Please help!
  2. freygr

    freygr Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Portland Ore
    Multi Format
    If there is a camera technician close by go to him. Other wise you my have to send it to a camera repair shop.