View Full Version : Lens won't unscrew

01-30-2005, 09:24
I recently acquired, through eBay, a Zorki-C. Try as I might (without breaking something), I cannot get the lens to unscrew. They do so nicely on the other Zorkis I've gotten.

Were any of the Zorkis produced with a non-removal lens, or is this one just stubborn - possibly from never having been taken off the camera?? Or to put it another way, any suggestions on how to get the lens off?

Keep in mind that the C was an early model - thus my question about the lens not being removable.

01-30-2005, 09:51
IIRC the lens on the C is also removeable.
Seems you got a pretty sticky situation here. :)

01-30-2005, 10:09
You could try a little heat, maybe with a hair dryer, for example.

01-30-2005, 15:15
Yes, I first thought of hammers, chisels, and blowtorches, but Jon's idea of the hair dryer sounds less destructive. Possibly daubing a bit of WD-40 at the threads would help too, after soaking-in a while. Luck!