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Stuck Battery Grip

kea828
Posted 17/06/2024 - 13:20 Link
I have a KP to which I recently attached a (genuine) battery grip. Unfortunately it is proving difficult to remove. The grip has been fitted once before when I bought it, and I don't recall it being difficult to remove then.

Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Please can someone confirm which way the screw wheel should turn to undo? I have assumed it should be turned anti-clockwise when viewed from the underside (i.e looking at the female tripod attachment screw thread), but I don't want to force it.

Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Kea828
Chrism8
Posted 17/06/2024 - 13:41 Link
With the camera in your hands to use it as normal, I.e grip downwards and the lens facing away from you, it's clockwise ro undo the grip.
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kea828
Posted 17/06/2024 - 18:22 Link
Chrism8 wrote:
With the camera in your hands to use it as normal, I.e grip downwards and the lens facing away from you, it's clockwise ro undo the grip.

Thanks Chris. Unfortunately the wheel is still too stiff to turn by hand. Whilst I have a large wrench that could add some extra leverage, I am loth to do so until all possible options that avoid damage have been tried.

Any further ideas anyone?

Is there something causing this that I might have done accidentally when I put it on?
Regards,
Kea828
LennyBloke
Posted 17/06/2024 - 18:39 Link
kea828 wrote:
Chrism8 wrote:
With the camera in your hands to use it as normal, I.e grip downwards and the lens facing away from you, it's clockwise ro undo the grip.

Thanks Chris. Unfortunately the wheel is still too stiff to turn by hand. Whilst I have a large wrench that could add some extra leverage, I am loth to do so until all possible options that avoid damage have been tried.

Any further ideas anyone?

Is there something causing this that I might have done accidentally when I put it on?

I've done the same myself in the past and yes it does feel as though it won't turn by hand - I found one of those extra thick elastic bands, positioned it around the grip then I was able to free it by hand (eventually). Might be worth you you giving it a try - hope it works for you!
LennyBloke
davidwozhere
Posted 18/06/2024 - 01:02 Link
If you put it on when it was warm then the present cold weather will have tightened it up considerably. If you have one, put it in the airing cupboard to warm up for a few hours and try again.
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Chrism8
Posted 18/06/2024 - 09:25 Link
When mine are tight I find by holding the camera as described earlier and by using 2 x thumbs ( clockwise) I can loosen the thumb wheel.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
Pwynnej
Posted 18/06/2024 - 10:18 Link
Lens pointing to the floor, left thumb on wheel and pull left...dry hands useful. Good luck.
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