It appears that the lens release button on my D1 has stopped working, as it is impossible to seperate the lens from the body. Has anyone had this happen to them, what was the cause and how much was the repair?
#1. "RE: Lens stuck to my D1!" | In response to Reply # 0fundy Registered since 13th Nov 2002Thu 06-Nov-03 02:03 AM
Sorry, I can't help, but for the time being I hope that it is a GOOD lens that is stuck to your D1.
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#2. "RE: Lens stuck to my D1!" | In response to Reply # 1JW Basic MemberThu 06-Nov-03 05:00 AM
If I understand it right, the lens release button moves the AF screw, clear it off the lens so you can twist the lens to unmount it. You can try wiggle a little and see if it helps. (For the record, I did not tell you to wiggle hard.)
Or as Fundy suggested, which I read someone (Genghis45?) has been practicing, get another D? body and dedicate it to a good lens.
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#3. "RE: Lens stuck to my D1!" | In response to Reply # 2genghis45 Basic MemberThu 06-Nov-03 07:52 AM
Yes, I have two D1Xs, each dedicated to different single focal lengths---but not for this reason! The lens release button's function is to mechanically disengage a lens lock/release component, in order to allow the lens to rotate so that the lens can be pulled forward off of the bayonet mount. As far as I know, there is no redundant external method to do this if the lock/release mechanism fails to work. My guess is that the camera has to be disassembled to achieve this. He needs to get his D1 to a competent repairman.
#4. "RE: Lens stuck to my D1!" | In response to Reply # 0
The release button moves both the locking pin and the AF screwdriver back down into the mount, so that you can rotate the lens. It's possible that the AF screw isn't retracting fully, as it is some distance from the button, and there are a number of linkages involved.
Assuming you have an autofocus lens stuck on, try setting the camera body to MF first, then see if the lens will rotate. That way you might at least be able to free the lens, but the body will still need attention.
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