Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

  1. #1

    Default Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    I went to person's shop to collect a B+W CPL filter. It is a person doing mass sale here and I shall not mentioned who.

    I did not accept the filter because there are dust particles on it. But I cannot remove the filter and the stepup ring (52-77mm) after testing it. Now the filter is still with the owner. I think he managed to remove the particles.

    Anyway, the ring seems quite hard to remove the filter. And the CPL got another movable ring in between Anyone got similar problem? How do you remove it?

    Which direction is to unscrew? Thanks!!!
    Last edited by qING; 17th March 2010 at 11:15 AM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    check this:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598375

    also, what's wrong with having dust on the filter? u can easily blow them away with a blower, dust are everywhere, as long as there are no scratches on the filter i think it is fine.

  3. #3
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    why you need to step up from 52mm to 77mm? save money? 52mm filter usually is very cheap only.

    anyway, CPL filter is rotatable, using a step up ring with CPL filter is really a nightmare, so I just buy different sizes of CPL filters for different filter thread size lenses.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  4. #4

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by miaoteh View Post
    check this:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598375

    also, what's wrong with having dust on the filter? u can easily blow them away with a blower, dust are everywhere, as long as there are no scratches on the filter i think it is fine.
    Haha. It is a new one. So I thought it should be dust free. And using the blower, they are still stubborn ones that stick.

    I think VoodooKing has his filter struck on his lens, not stepup ring. Not sure if filter wrench will work...

  5. #5

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    why you need to step up from 52mm to 77mm? save money? 52mm filter usually is very cheap only.

    anyway, CPL filter is rotatable, using a step up ring with CPL filter is really a nightmare, so I just buy different sizes of CPL filters for different filter thread size lenses.
    Haha. Too late. But I hope to reach a win-win situation for me and the owner. I also don't want him to lose $$$.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    Your only hope is to run some double-sided tape (yeah, love the stuff - has never failed me yet!) or a rubber ring of some sort so that the pol acts like a 1-piece filter, then use a filter wrench.

    It's not going to be easy because most step rings are made of aluminum with very sharp threads that cuts into and bites/binds with the host threads of the filter (or lens).

  7. #7

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by qING View Post
    Haha. Too late. But I hope to reach a win-win situation for me and the owner. I also don't want him to lose $$$.
    You bought it at a discount?

  8. #8

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    You bought it at a discount?
    No. No discount. What I mean is that I dun want a filter that the stepup ring that cannot be removed. If I never collect, that means he lose $$$ because he has a filter with a stepup ring struck.

    But most likely I will still collect it. Now is that how can I remove it when I get it back.

    Haha. Saw your double side tape thing in the another thread!

  9. #9

    Default Re: Problem Removing Stepup Ring From CPL Filter

    Quote Originally Posted by qING View Post
    Haha. It is a new one. So I thought it should be dust free. And using the blower, they are still stubborn ones that stick.

    I think VoodooKing has his filter struck on his lens, not stepup ring. Not sure if filter wrench will work...
    the way to remove a filter from step-up ring should be quite similar.

    also, by the time u expose something to the air, be it filter/lenses/or anything else, dust will start to rest on them.. learn to live with dust and learn how to remove them

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •