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Problem With My Camera in Auto

 
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Jan 22, 2014 15:31 |  #1

I've learned, through inadvertence, that the circumference of the bottom of the cup holder in my auto is 72mm. The correspondence between its circumference and the circumference of the cap of my favorite lens is near enough to render both the cup holder and the lens cap useless. The two are perfectly mated, and the physics of the situation dictates that efforts to remove the cap serve only to further lodge it.

How can I reverse the process?

Needlenose pliers? No.

Precision electronics screwdriver? No.

X-Acto knife fitted with No. 11 fine-point blade? No.

Nail file? No.

Tweezers? No.

Duct tape? No.

Suction cup from Pottery Barn shower caddy? No.

At this point, I’m hopeful but doubtful that as temperatures rise the cup holder will expand and the lens cap shrink.

Suggestions welcome.

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Jan 22, 2014 15:39 |  #2

vacuum cleaner




  
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Jan 22, 2014 15:40 |  #3

Flip it upside down and tap it….


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Jan 22, 2014 15:53 |  #4

Straighten coat hanger, bend the end to an "L" about 1inch. Put that on the top of the word Canon, squirt it with a hot glue gun, covering the hanger completely. Let cool, lift out.




  
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Jan 22, 2014 17:18 |  #5

Leave it there and get a centre pinch lens cap? It adds value to your car like that ;-)a


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Jan 22, 2014 17:58 |  #6

Convince your friends and neighbours that yours is the limited edition "Canon" special [Insert car model here], and bask in the envy . . . .


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Jan 22, 2014 18:00 |  #7

Either this....

morph2_7 wrote in post #16627645 (external link)
vacuum cleaner

Or these...

smythie wrote in post #16627845 (external link)
Leave it there and get a centre pinch lens cap? It adds value to your car like that ;-)a

dodgyexposure wrote in post #16627928 (external link)
Convince your friends and neighbours that yours is the limited edition "Canon" special [Insert car model here], and bask in the envy . . . .


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Jan 22, 2014 18:16 |  #8

Chewing gum?


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Jan 22, 2014 18:19 |  #9

Take it out of Auto. Auto is always problematic.


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Jan 22, 2014 22:44 |  #10

Flip the car over,
Cut a hole in the bottom of the car,
Keep cutting through until you reach the bottom of the cupholder.
Carefully cut away the bottom of the cup holder (wouldn't want to damage the lens cap)
Once you have cut through to reveal the cap just push it out from the cupholder - voila!


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Jan 22, 2014 23:07 |  #11

Dan Marchant wrote in post #16628650 (external link)
Flip the car over,
Cut a hole in the bottom of the car,
Keep cutting through until you reach the bottom of the cupholder.
Carefully cut away the bottom of the cup holder (wouldn't want to damage the lens cap)
Once you have cut through to reveal the cap just push it out from the cupholder - voila!

OR!

Wrap the car around a tree then have the fire company cut the car out around the cap with the Jaws of Life.


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Jan 22, 2014 23:12 |  #12

What kind of car is this? I want to make I don't buy one. Sounds like an inherent, recall-worthy defect.


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Jan 22, 2014 23:14 |  #13

You poor b*#)@#d, you're f*#(#d! Put the car in gear, put a brick on the gas pedal and drive it off a cliff. It's all over.


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Jan 22, 2014 23:15 |  #14

Some sort of Crazy Glue or something + a nail or something to glue to it so you can grab it

Actualy does the inside of the upholder come out? Like a liner sort of? most cars do so it can be cleaned.


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Jan 22, 2014 23:18 |  #15

I guess you are not concerned about the cap? They are pretty inexpensive. I measured a cap and there should be about ⅜" space between it and the base of the holder. Carefully drill one a hole in the centre of the lens cap. Bend a coat hanger between 45 and 90 degrees. Start with about a ¼" bend and hook the lens cap.

One hole should be enough to dislodge it. If not you may want to try 2 or 3. If the cap is not all the way down even better as you can make longer bend and closer to 90 degrees and it will be easier to remove with one hole.


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