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Old 17-04-2011, 19:03   #1 (permalink)
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Any ideas how to remove the filter from the end of my lens, have had one on for a while and it seems stuck
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Old 17-04-2011, 19:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: remove filter from lens

I have had luck in the past by carefuly using a rubber glove (marigold) to get a good grip but you can buy a tool for it as well. This type of thing.
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Re: remove filter from lens

Yes - you can buy filter wrenches, but you could try the rubber glove method or a jar opener.

I've been sucessful in the past with a slightly damp chamois leather laid flat on a hard surface. Place the lens filter down on the leather and apply gentle pressure, then twist. you might need another person to hold the leather still. the important thing is to try to get an even pressure all around the filter.

I run a B or BB pencil around the filter threads to give a bit of lubrication.
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Old 17-04-2011, 20:17   #4 (permalink)
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Re: remove filter from lens

I managed to get it off, used the bottom of a mouse matt, held it flat against and turned.Hey presto it came off, now i will have to hunt down a pencil
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I managed to get it off, used the bottom of a mouse matt, held it flat against and turned.Hey presto it came off, now i will have to hunt down a pencil


Sounds like a better bet than a leather too
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Clean rubber sole of a shoe works well
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Re: remove filter from lens

Sometimes gripping the filter loosely works, holding the filter tight causes pressure points which momentery causes the filter to distort, this goes for lenshoods as well! which can sometimes be worse....
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