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  1. #1
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    Nikon D80: Lens stuck to body

    Well, I put on my Sigma 10-20 this afternoon to see what the best arrangement would be for this new lowepro shoulder bag I bought and now I can't get it off. I've changed lenses thousands of times, so its not like I don't know how to do it. I've changed lenses that "stick" plenty of times. So, I'm at loss right now on what to do. I got so aggravated that I began seriously thinking about my tool box. It was at that point I decided I should calm down a little bit.

    Anyone have any ideas that don't include me shipping this to a Nikon service center?
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    A pipe wrench?

    Did the lens click into place? I may be worth trying to tighten it a little before you try to undo it in case it isn't locked in properly.

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    I know Nikon puts their contacts along the mounting ring, is it possible one may have come free and it is binding the ring, now? Check for lens operation and see if something may NOT be working correctly.

    Otherwise, you many just have a new P&S Wide-angle camera. You will need a telephoto adapter, after that.

    Aw, what the heck, the D90 just came out ... make movies!
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    Just to clarify - Lens/Camera are working flawlessly. The only problem is the lens will not come off. LMAO

    Its locked into place alright - real good too.

    Yet, even another example of why our local stores suck. I called to see if they could do anything for me, if they work on cameras/lenses. After they asked me the standard "are you a retard" questions they said, sure bring it in and we'll work on it. So, I bring it in and about 3 people all do the same thing, depress lens release button, try to remove the lens, "man, thats strange." Click click, well everything appears to be working, so you didn't put the lens on wrong. Thats odd. then they told me they could send it to NSC for me. I told them if they could give me a D700 loaner while my D80 was at NSC, they said nope. so I left. But, its a 45 minute drive for me, if they were just going to do exactly what I've already tried, I'd think they'd say, well all we can do is try to take the lens of like you normally would, if that doesn't work we can't help you.

    Don - The D90 is nice for sure, but I want the D700. By the time I've finished saving for the D700 the D(8)00 will be out and it'll shoot 1080p.
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    wow...never heard of that b4. thats bloody wierd !

    i wouldnt have a clue how to fix that mate. maybe to get some leverage on it you could wrap a cloth around the lens then use some kind of wrench to turn it while someone is pressing the release button.

    i guess you'll be posting a few WA shots until then. lol
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    It sound to me like when you push the release button, it isn't releasing the locking mechanism. Either the lens or camera has got to give. I think I would send that one to Nikon for repair. If it was a jar lid, the solution is to warm the lid causing it to expand a bit and release. Since it involves such delicate equipment, I'd let Nikon figure it out.
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    Otherwise, you many just have a new P&S Wide-angle camera. You will need a telephoto adapter, after that.

    Aw, what the heck, the D90 just came out ... make movies!
    Haha made me laugh

    I'd send it to Nikon if it really is that tight.
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    Keep out of your toolbox, it'll just increase the price of any subsequent repair.
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    Oh ya, I'm putting enough pressure on it myself the the lens feels like its going to come apart. I don't need any more force - if I introduce any more force, something will give and DPR is right, $$.

    I'm sending it to NCS.

    In the mean time. . . hmmm, it'd be a shame to go DSLRless this whole time. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookonthe8ball View Post
    It sound to me like when you push the release button, it isn't releasing the locking mechanism.
    This is where I'll put my money.
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