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 Post subject: Hard to move filters?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:11 pm 
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It is frustrating when you want to remove or replace a filter, and it decides to stay put. No matter how you try, you can't grip it firmly enough to get the thread moving. My first thoughts were of cold chisels and hammers (!) but my eventual solution is to use a nylon cable tie long enough to go close around the circumference of the filter. If you put it on the right way the harder you pull on the tail, the firmer it grips, and it soon starts the rotation. They cost a few cents each and I now have a small bunch of them in my bag.

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I have a jar opener that works on the same principle. One of the secrets is to keep an even pressure around the filter ring. If you concentrate it anywhere, it just grips harder.

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Once my 18-55mm IS lens + UV filter fell down - everything still worked but the filter didn't want to move a bit. Well - I can't really remember how I removed it but as far as I know I used a pair of pliers. Luckily that was the only time I had that problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:18 am 
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Well, this thread came in handy!

I have a polarizer filter that got stuck. Problem is the front part keeps rotating - as it should - and the back part is too narrow to get any significant grip. Any tips?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:19 am 
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Too narrow even for the cable tie solution?

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[smacks himself in the head]

Let me just run downstairs at our warehouse... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:38 am 
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My friends, I have found a solution. Use a shoe! Really, it works so well. Preferably a flat one. Place it on the lens as if it were a lens cap, and rotate while applying mild pressure. Works like a charm :-).

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For me, I use a rubber band. It grips onto the filter better than my hand alone. There has been a time though that I had to bring it into the shop to get my polarizer filter off with a filter remover contraption they had there.

No charge but I tipped the guy a few bucks because he was really nice about it.

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an easy way would be to use a hammer but that might just damage the whole thing xD

but perhaps one of those http://knol.google.com/k/-/-/3se06belyo ... opener.jpg

a flat rubberized jar opener.. it opens anything that gets stuck

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Thanks to the unknown admins who responded so quickly to the spammer!

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I used to just use the pal of my hand and press firmly over the whole of the front of the filter and turn.... albeit slowly

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