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When removing a large lens from a IP7160 the lens mounting ring screwed out of the camera body leaving it atached to the lens thread. Due to the soft alloy this ring is made from all attempts to remove it from the lens screw failed and it had to be cut off. Are these rings available anywhere other than vivotek as I need to fix this problem quickly?

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