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Ive put a zoom gear on my olympus EZ 14-42 so it works in my housing, however it is so tight i cannot remove it.  It does still work with it attached for topside, but looks and feels a little chunky.  Am i missing something obvious?  I dont want to lever it with a knife if theres an easier way, or it there a lubricant i should apply to help it move - if i ever get it off.  Thanks 

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Wow, that's not so good. 

I'd be wary of using a lubricant as it may damage the rubber on your lens.

Maybe a little candle wax? Or soap?

Worse comes to the worst a "strap wrench" as mechanics use to remove oil filters should do the trick. Easy to get from a DIY store. 

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You can always tell the UW guys when they shoot topside, focus rings on lenses.

Bill

:lol:

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1 hour ago, bvanant said:

You can always tell the UW guys when they shoot topside, focus rings on lenses.

Bill

:lol:

:lol2: Tokina 10-17, anyone?

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How to remove it depends on the design on the gear, different companies have different design methods.  Which gear are you using?

 

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Not just the zoom gear but the housing tray as well.

BVA

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