06-22-2020 01:55 AM
I was wondering if anyone here ran into this issue before, and if so what did you do to get out it of it?
I accidentally tighten the tripod mount nut on my canon lens too tight now, now I can't even get it to loosen.
06-22-2020 12:09 PM
Wrap a single layer of cloth around the knob and grip firmly with a pair of pliers.
A drop of penetrating oil on the bolt may help as well. Just don't let any of the oil get on the lens itself.
06-23-2020 12:22 AM
I tried both. A squirt of WD40 as well using a tie-string but no luck. There isn't a lock or some button that I should be depressing in order to loosen the knob right?
06-23-2020 01:09 AM
I think this might be the problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvgRoUHA_VM
Now, I need to figure out how to undo the screw as one of it kind of messed up.
Wondering if it would be possible to find a replacement screw once I manage to get the old one off the lens? Is it possible to find a replacement tripod mount for old lens?
06-23-2020 04:30 AM
It would be helpful if you told us the model of the lens.
Failing that, there are many 3rd party lens mounts avialable on the web - try eBay for example...
06-26-2020 06:08 PM
Bought a new tiny screw driver, combined it with ordinary elastic band, applied slow torque as I turned the screw, I was able to remove the stripped screw, and ordered a new screw from Canon. A new screw cost 24 cents. Shipping $7 LOL!
Anyway, very happy that I was able to fix the tripod collar issue. The bad news is, anyone else want to buy the same screw for this lens, you can have them for $100 as I have bought the last of it from Canon LOL.
06-27-2020 11:12 AM
"... I have bought the last of it from Canon LOL."
You may have bought the last one from Canon but not the last screw. However you might be close to the price!