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I got a screw on polarising filter recently and it worked ok, however just getting my kit organised for my next trip during the week and I can't get it off my UV filter! So I must have screwed it on too tightly.
Has anyone done this before and has any idea how to get them seperated? I've tried everything!!
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Try using a pair of rubber gloves, it'll help you to grip them.
ive done it before and i used gentel pressure. seems to work on most . if you try to hard you compress the rings and the threads wont move.... other than that a little soap? and the gloves trick
Put camera in plastic bag and into the freezer for say 15 minutes. If you are lucky the lens & filter ring will contract at a different rate and it may come off.
Rubber gloves or a rubber band wrapped around the filter knurl should do the trick.
Get a Pair of filter wrenches from Speed Graphic and keep them in your bag.
A drop or two of WD40 or releasing oil - leave for a few minutes and then use the rubber gloves ..... should work a treat
Oil or WD40 anywhere near the filter s or lens is definitely NOT recommended. A pair of filter wrenches are cheap however meanwhile, get a rubber shoesole , press the filters onto the rubber and twist, the rubber should grip the lower filter and stop it turning while the top filter should unscrew. Grip the top filter with some plastic or rubber covered wire twisted on tight to grip all the way round.
A very light twisting pressure always works for me.
Two choices from me:- 1. Elastic band on the filter gives a good grip,
2. In one of the pound shops you might find a Jam-jar cap remover which is a strip of rubber with a hadle. Pull the rubber through the hand-grip until it's wrapped around the filter, then twist on the hand-grip. It's the same as an Auto Engine Oil Filter remover, with rubber instead of a chain.
Why is this thread still running? We told you how to do it.
A hairdryer over the area on a low setting
I can't believe what im reading here.
Secondly ...filter wrenches.....TERRIBLE IDEA
Thirdly ... Jar Opener....TERRIBLE IDEA
any kind of wrench or strap WILL involve laterel force, which could damage the lens.
Now, as a photographer with an engineering background, I'll tell you the only reasons filters get stuck on
Firstly, Heat. You put the filter on in a cold area, then use the camera in a hot area, plastics and metals expand at differnt rates, and given the thread pitch, the filter can acutally tighten itself up.
Secondly, corrosion.....The surface area of the thread on a lens/filter is actually quite high, and any moisure in there for any period of time will cause a problem.
Thirdly, over tightning.....a few spins on are pleanty, no need to bottom it out, then tighten it more.....
So, to resolve your issue.....Take your lens/camera..................Get a few ice cubes, rest the filter on 4 ice cubes in a circle......30 seconds will do, then remove it, and unscrew the lens......If its not moving, try TIGHTENING IT, you may need to "break" the thread.
Quote: Why is this thread still running? We told you how to do it.
That's twice you've said that
Perhaps people are waiting for the original poster to come back and acknowledge their reply's and help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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