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    Wrench in a pinch.

    Thought I'd share this, as I'm going through a lens repair in the MF thread.

    I found that none of the tricks (rubber plug, rubber gloves, rubber bottle opener) could get a retaining ring to budge. This teardown's more of a learning experience and I didn't want to order a spanner and wait a week to get back to this. Two grip heads, two screwdrivers, and a 12" piece of 5/8 boom arm and... spanner!
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    Clever!

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    if it doesn't work I'll always think it should have.

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    It worked quite well - yes, a couple pounds of grip gear made it a little nerve wracking, as the ring surrounded a convex lens element and the whole thing was inside a steel barrel with little side clearance - so it was a little dicey lowering it in and getting it set. Breaaaaaaaathe, as my (yoga teacher) wife would say. But a little pressure and a tiny *jerk* and all was good.

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    and all was good.
    It's all good until somebody loses a (glass) eye. ; >)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteymorange View Post
    It's all good until somebody loses a (glass) eye. ; >)
    Indeed!

    When I think of the crazy rigs I've built from grip heads & pipe in my career... I think this one's a classic!

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    I've used two blades like screwdrivers clamped in a vise, but your system lets one observe the placement of the screwdriver tips in their slots much more accurately.



 

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