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Well I have a AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm lens that is stuck to my

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Well I have a AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm lens that is stuck to my Nikon D3100 and wont release. I am not sure how to get it off without damaging the camera or the lens. Do have any suggestions?
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Its a Nikon D3100 14.2MP DSLR, and I am not sure the of the age I purchased it used.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Pressing the release button and gently wiggling the lens
JA: The camera expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: Yes I have not droped it once since I got it.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

My name is***** will try my best to help you with your question.

To detach a lens from the camera body, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the camera and then locate the lens-release button, labeled in the preceding figure.
  2. Press the lens-release button while turning the lens clockwise (toward the button) until the mounting index on the lens is aligned with the index on the camera body (In other words, line up the little dots).

If the lens was incorrectly mounted or is stuck and will not come off the camera body for you, then you should get a professional camera technician to remove it for you without damaging the camera.

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Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

Hi, just checking in on your question, do you need any further assistance?