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    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Prontor Press Perdicament

    The Prontor Press shutter with the 127 Ysaron arrived. The front element unscrews easily enough but the rear element---is there some kind of trick to remove it? No grooves for a spanner(there are grooves for a spanner on the retaining ring though) and whats left of the element to grab on to is about 3/8ths" of thread that would be probably darn near impossible to get a purchase on without damaging the threads. Any suggestions??
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
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    Sep 2003
    Sherman Oaks, CA

    Prontor Press Perdicament

    John, I don't know that lens but you might try a very small strap wrench or just a piece of sheet rubber to give you a grip. Whatever you do, don't use pliers! Paul

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    Tracy Storer's Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    Oakland CA

    Prontor Press Perdicament

    I'll second the sheet rubber recc. I keep several scraps of bike tire innertube rubber on my desk just for this purpose. Lay the rubber down flat and and push the lens down against it and turn. (in a pinch I've unstuck filters by using the worn-flat bottom of my sneakers as a friction pad) Tracy
    Tracy Storer
    Mammoth Camera Company tm

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