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 Post subject: Need Help With Filters
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:53 pm 
Hi All,
Well I shot my first wedding this past Saturday as the main photographer and all went well except for one thing. I had my uv filter on my lens and when we went to do some outside photos I attached my polarizing filter to the mix well I went to take the polarizing filter off it would not un-attach from the uv filter. So you all can see my predicament and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to rectify the situation. I thought I could possibly spray a little bit of WD-40 and let that soak in for a while to get them un-attached from each other. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Gunner Out

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:55 am 
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I found this advice
If your filter becomes stuck on the lens, usually due to over tightening, don't grip the edge and try and force it undone because the pressure of your fingers will only tend to squash the aluminium frame making the situation worse. Place the palm of your hand flat on the filter and with slight pressure turn your whole hand . This spreads the load across the whole of the filter frame and in most cases this will resolve the problem.

Or you can buy a filter wrench that might help, Amazon have these ... 9f7i16oj_b

And B & H this ... ype=search

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:36 am 
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The problem with the polarizing filters is that it's front end rotates freely and the palm method is not quite usable. A filter wrench is much better. If not thighten well such a filter may come loose after a while because it may unscrew itself a bit when rotating the front end, and finally fall. I've lost one that way :-(

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