Nikon flange lubricant

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bruce, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    I recently purchsed some Nikon extension tubes, the PK-11A and the PK-13,
    to use with my D100 body. When connecting those tubes to the camera it
    appears that there is a very tight fit, such that it feels like that I would
    damage the flange on the camera due to the tight fit. Connnecting the tubes
    requires a lot of torque and it almost feels like I am causing damage to
    the flanges.

    Is there a recommended lubricant to use on the flanges to reduce the torque?
    I used a tiny bit of WD-40 however in hindsight I am concerned about the
    migation of that lube onto the lens sufarces.

    Any insights?
    Bruce, Jan 13, 2006
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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Spelling corrected :)
    Bruce, Jan 13, 2006
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  3. Bruce

    chrlz Guest

    I use the following method for lens filters, maybe you could try it..

    Lightly run a fairly hard (eg no softer than HB) pencil around the
    threads, going in the same direction as the grooves. Then run an old
    toothbrush over it to ensure you don't have any excess graphite to fall

    But.. the problem is, most lubricants will creep, and any graphite may
    also become dust.. so the less of any of that the better. Better to
    just not screw anything up tight..
    chrlz, Jan 14, 2006
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