Help with a rear lens cap

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I have a Canon AE1P, with three lenses....however...I've been down to 2 lenses for over a year now (not a totally big deal, because I haven't USED the camera in so long...) because I CAN'T GET THE REAR LENS CAP OFF!!!

    I have no clue what to do! Is there something I can do that will loosen it, without ruining the lens?
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    does the lens have a silver ring at the mount end?
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    if so then turn the RING not the lens


    if the lens is black at the mount end
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    then you have to press the button on the side of the lens and turn the lens
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    It's black..and I've tried that. I used the lens fine for quite a long time, taking the cap on and off. It's just stuck now. :S
     
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    ok try pushing down when you turn it?
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I'm tellin ya...I've tried everything I know! :lol: It's STUCK!

    Stupid cap.

    When I was still with my ex jerk...er...boyfriend, I even had him try, because he has stronger hands...he couldn't get it either.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Ok, those pictures you posted didn't show up when I was at work. :lol:

    Anyway, I'm at home now...like I said, it IS black, but it's not a button...it's a ring. It's not a Canon lens (I should have mentioned that, I guess. :p ) It's a Quantaray 28-80 3.5-4.5 macro.

    I'll post a picture of it (taken from my camera phone, so not great quality!) if it ever sends through to my darn email acct!

    I'm HURTING my hands trying to get this damn thing off! The ring will NOT BUDGE. The cap will NOT BUDGE.
     
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    Eric Piercey TPF Noob!

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    screwdriver, or, cut the rear lens cap off with a knife/blade.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Trust me...I've thought of that.
     
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    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

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    you cant cut it off? What exactly is it made out of? If it is the normal plastic cap, you can easily cut through it and cut it in half, enough so you wont damage the mount. Just a slit down each side should give you enough extra movement to get it off.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Oh, sorry, I didn't see your response...I was responding to the post by Eric.

    I'm kinda scared to cut it off...not sure I'll be able to get it all the way off. It's screwed on, and stuck! I've thought of that as a last resort, though.
     

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