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    Hi,

    i recently bought a filter and when screwed on to lens, i am having difficulties screwing it out. Do your filter get stuck normally? what would you do if your filter is stuck on lens? help please, as i am using stepup rings, i am unable to cap my lens. -.-

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    a little force and wriggling? mine gets stuck sometimes too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisonn View Post
    Hi,

    i recently bought a filter and when screwed on to lens, i am having difficulties screwing it out. Do your filter get stuck normally? what would you do if your filter is stuck on lens? help please, as i am using stepup rings, i am unable to cap my lens. -.-
    buy bigger caps loh...

    also to remove filter, use rubber bands or use cloth to grip.. or use a rubber mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisonn View Post
    Hi,

    i recently bought a filter and when screwed on to lens, i am having difficulties screwing it out. Do your filter get stuck normally? what would you do if your filter is stuck on lens? help please, as i am using stepup rings, i am unable to cap my lens. -.-




    if it is really stuck and you desperately want to remove the stuck filter, get a hacksaw and start sawing.





























    Alternatively, google for these words "how to remove a stuck filter from lens"












    another option is to get a lens filter wrench. You can improvise with rubberbands tie round tightly or anything that allow you to get a better grip.
    Last edited by coolthought; 18th November 2010 at 11:08 PM.
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    hahas! I don't dare to exert force. Lens are fragile.

    Now i trying to put ice.. since actually is stepupring gets stuck, and it is made of metal. Hope it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisonn View Post
    hahas! I don't dare to exert force. Lens are fragile.

    Now i trying to put ice.. since actually is stepupring gets stuck, and it is made of metal. Hope it works!
    Use ice? Wouldn' that make it even tighter? Since its cold?

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    I wouldn't use ice if i were you... condensation might even get moisture on the inside element of your lens.

    Try to hold the lens body firmly and use a cloth. Hope it helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisonn View Post
    hahas! I don't dare to exert force. Lens are fragile.

    Now i trying to put ice.. since actually is stepupring gets stuck, and it is made of metal. Hope it works!
    Hmm Long shot but why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Use ice? Wouldn' that make it even tighter? Since its cold?
    yah. metal contract when cold. Didn't you learn that in your primary school science?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisonn View Post
    hahas! I don't dare to exert force. Lens are fragile.

    Now i trying to put ice.. since actually is stepupring gets stuck, and it is made of metal. Hope it works!
    You didn't read any of our proper and logical suggestions?
    No one here say anything about ice.
    Last edited by coolthought; 18th November 2010 at 11:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    yah. metal contract when cold. Didn't you learn that in your primary school science?
    Haha are you telling me or the TS? Because my question was rhetorical

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Haha are you telling me or the TS? Because my question was rhetorical
    TS lah....
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    TS lah....
    Haha TS has interesting concept, dangerous too, maybe hot water now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edisonn View Post
    hahas! I don't dare to exert force. Lens are fragile.

    Now i trying to put ice.. since actually is stepupring gets stuck, and it is made of metal. Hope it works!
    Freezing it helps. I had a B+W stuck on a 70-200mm F2.8 before. I put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes (lens was in a ziploc bag) and after I took it out, let it warm for a minute, I could remove the stuck filter.

    The reason why it works is because the brass of the B+W doesn't contract as quickly as the material on the lens thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racoon31e View Post
    Freezing it helps. I had a B+W stuck on a 70-200mm F2.8 before. I put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes (lens was in a ziploc bag) and after I took it out, let it warm for a minute, I could remove the stuck filter.

    The reason why it works is because the brass of the B+W doesn't contract as quickly as the material on the lens thread.
    But TS is applying ice directly on the ring itself, don't think that helps in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    But TS is applying ice directly on the ring itself, don't think that helps in this case.
    Sorry, didn't see properly. Applying ice directly probably won't help.

    TS - Stick the whole thing in a ziploc bag, seal it, and chuck it in the freezer. Go listen to a few songs. Then take it out and try unscrewing it. If you don't believe what I've said you can always go google. YMMV.

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    ice, in bag or not.... water will condensate on ice cold surfaces given that we are living in a moist environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racoon31e View Post
    Sorry, didn't see properly. Applying ice directly probably won't help.

    TS - Stick the whole thing in a ziploc bag, seal it, and chuck it in the freezer. Go listen to a few songs. Then take it out and try unscrewing it. If you don't believe what I've said you can always go google. YMMV.
    which site say use the freezer? I have googled and none say ice or freezer.

    PS. btw I did find a site by googling which describe how he uses a hacksaw to remove the filter.
    http://jennes1s.blogspot.com/2009/03...se-filter.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    ice, in bag or not.... water will condensate on ice cold surfaces given that we are living in a moist environment.
    Okay, clarify further:

    1) Take the stuck object
    2) Place stuck item in a ziploc bag and seal it
    3) Place sealed ziploc bag containing item in the freezer
    4) Take it out after a while
    5) Let it warm for a while inside the ziploc bag. Do not open it.
    6) Unseal the ziploc bag and try unscrewing stuck item.

    It worked for me. Some condensation is inevitable but heck, it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racoon31e View Post
    Okay, clarify further:

    1) Take the stuck object
    2) Place stuck item in a ziploc bag and seal it
    3) Place sealed ziploc bag containing item in the freezer
    4) Take it out after a while
    5) Let it warm for a while inside the ziploc bag. Do not open it.
    6) Unseal the ziploc bag and try unscrewing stuck item.

    It worked for me. Some condensation is inevitable but heck, it worked.
    But yr 70-200 weather sealed leh, will be ok for normal lenses?

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