Today I was in so much shock I couldn't even scream for nurse Mendy.
You've probably done that, like when you step on a nail.
What I was doing is loading a Astro Optical lens back in it's cell and it got stuck.
Now when this happens its like someone just slammed on the brakes at the edge
of the Niagara falls, your already on edge and then everything freezes, more like
checkmate ! yes that's it, when there's no way out. You have time to think about
the predicament during post trauma, which is quite a luxury.
If it sticks just walk away from it. Have a glass of water and study the problem.
I spread my fingers and supported the cell all around and gave it a slight rattle
and it let go it's death grip from the glass.
This is ridiculous I've done this plenty of times, where or what is the problem.
The problem was the two elements need to be precisely stacked on top of each
other, I mean precise. Then, it was a piece of cake. The cell slid right up, just
like pulling up your pants.
Much of this has to do with the AO lens assembly.
The elements have very little room in the cell. This may be because the cell is
cast iron and doesn't expand-contract as much as aluminum.
Also the elements have very little edge bevel, almost none. So it will show no
mercy and give you a stick without warning.
These above a good red flags.