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#1 John R Woods

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:20 PM

You know you have too many cameras when you forget what you have...

 

I thought I had a Beaulieu 4008 ZM II, but on thinking about it I think it's a 5008.  (Still haven't found the bloody thing!)  Anyway, I just got a very nice 4008 ZM II to replace the one I didn't have.   :P  It's pretty much perfect except for one thing: The seller said that for as long as he'd had the camera, he was never able to get the lens hood off.

 

Now, there's really no reason to take it off.  Yet.  I may well decide to play with some filters.  Any ideas on how I can remove the hood?  I've thought about wrapping the lens barrel and the hood in camera tape, having someone grasp tenaciously onto the lens, and using both hands to attempt to unscrew the hood.

 

 


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#2 Christopher Santucci

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:32 PM

Heat should help. Get a hair dryer and blast the hood with it for a few minutes. 


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#3 John R Woods

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 05:51 PM

I thought about applying heat, but couldn't think of a way to safely do it.  Of course!  The girlfriend has a hair dryer!  I'll give it a try when I get back from 'vacation'.


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