Joined: 09 May 2001
Location: Detroit, MI
|Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:28 pm Post subject:
|I can't speak for this particular lens, never having the spare cash, but I suspect it's like all of the other XL lenses.... remove the rear cell, then using a spanner wrench or lens wrench (from either micro-tools.com or SKgrimes.com) remove the shutter retaining nut. Toss the tube back up on ebay and mount said lens on 4x5 lensboard and enjoy.
When the tubes get as long/deep as this one, sometimes a typical spanner wrench won't reach. A substitute wrench can be made up from heavy sheet metal as long as the center section is nibbled away to allow clearance for the rear lens thread.
bits of old inner tube, strap wrenches and choice words always help in removing stubborn rear cells.
Of course if you want to sacrifice the tube you can always cut the tube down to gain leverage/access to the rear of the lens.
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