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Extension tube incorrectly attached to camera - HELP!


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MattZ

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Yesterday I discovered my long lost extension tubes, and with great fervour I attached it (first to the lens, then the whole caboodle to the camera (D70) - see, I did my homework first).

 

But that action bought to a halt my whole macro expedition (actually my whole future took on a different tone altogether, but I do not want to sound overly dramatic).... I managed to attach the lens to the camera end and visa versa. Needless to say I was able to detach the lens pretty easily; the camera is stuck. Solidly.

 

Can this be remedied at all?

 

(We never ask how the seemingly impossible could happen so easily...)



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Brian

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How old is the extension tube- is it a Nikon brand tube?

 

My closest experience with this is from 1990 when a T-Mount adapter went onto the camera and would not come off UNTIL a screw in the mount was drilled out. It hung up on the electrical contacts of the camera. I sent it to Nikon, it came back with the screw drilled out.



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Russ

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Might be cheaper just to replace your D70!!  (Sorry :rolleyes: )

Can you get the lens off the tube?

Other than jiggling the tube while pressing the lens release button I can't offer much help.