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    Unhappy help! i couldn't...

    ....take off my uv filter off my lens after sooo many tries. how?

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    try harder ....
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    Default Re: help! i couldn't...

    Originally posted by isomers007
    ....take off my uv filter off my lens after sooo many tries. how?

    Definately can lah... slowly. Use rubber bands. hehe

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    Default aargghh

    still cannot......wif rubber bands, the handle of pliers...

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    Default Re: aargghh

    Originally posted by isomers007
    still cannot......wif rubber bands, the handle of pliers...
    Buy a filter wrench.

    Or refer to this article by our master Jed.

    http://www.asiaphoto.com/jed/140499ht.htm


    Stuck filters have become an increasing problem these days, especially with the new plastic lenses. A good way of removing them is to remove your shoe and use the sole to press into the filter, and then twist. The texture of the sole, by design, provides a good grip. Just make sure your shoe doesn't have a fancy contoured sole, and preferably do this with the dusty sole facing up. Gripping with your hands at the sides of the filter just warps it and makes it more difficult to unscrew.

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    Oh dear, could it be cross threading?

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    Default Re: aargghh

    Originally posted by isomers007
    still cannot......wif rubber bands, the handle of pliers...
    So bad ahhh? hmmm let us think...

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    really ah got sell filter wrench...??

    Originally posted by ckiang


    Buy a filter wrench.

    Or refer to this article by our master Jed.

    http://www.asiaphoto.com/jed/140499ht.htm




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    Default Re: help! i couldn't...

    Originally posted by isomers007
    ....take off my uv filter off my lens after sooo many tries. how?
    Find a bigger guy to twist it open.....serious.

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    Default Re: Re: aargghh

    Originally posted by ckiang


    Buy a filter wrench.

    aarggh...still cannot open...any such thing as a filter wrench?

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    Default Re: Re: Re: aargghh

    Originally posted by isomers007


    aarggh...still cannot open...any such thing as a filter wrench?
    There is, just dunno whether available in Singapore. Tried the shoe method yet?

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: aargghh

    Originally posted by ckiang


    There is, just dunno whether available in Singapore. Tried the shoe method yet?

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    couldn't find any suitable shoe....

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: aargghh

    Originally posted by isomers007


    couldn't find any suitable shoe....
    Go to any of the World of Sports, etc and use theirs.

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    Not sure whether it will work, but I was taught to use this method whenever there is a stuck cap on a bottle.

    Get a tablespoon.
    Use the spoon to tap slightly around the edges of the uv filter. Make sure you do it gently, steadily and slowly. Go round a few times. If it doesn't bulge, increase your strength by a little and repeat again.

    Just make sure you do not use to knock it too hard, thereby damaging your filter or even worse, your camera.

    Maybe can give it a try. Hope it works.

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    Poor you....

    Try opening it with the help of a damp cloth. Not too wet, just slightly damp.

    Happy screwing... I mean unscrewing....

    BTW... I hope you're turning it anti-clockwise to open....


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    I am curious on the outcome of this episode.

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    very simple. my mom taught me this.

    place your lens filter on the edge of the door, close it slowly. ask someone in your house to push the door. then you turn your camera. yes, your wood door maybe dented, but as least your lens is safe !.

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    Default Re: help! i couldn't...

    Originally posted by isomers007
    ....take off my uv filter off my lens after sooo many tries. how?
    u know wat u need? you need a guy
    then u can delegate stuff like these to him.....

    ok ok...seriously, which way are u turning to get it off? u sure u turning the right way?
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    tried the shoe method juz now......and it didn't work...and the spoon method...and yes, i'm turning it anti-clockwise mebbe i'll try the door method tomorrow......heh~

    p.s. if all else fails, i'll find the filter wrench (or a guy)?

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    Soak the filter in boiling hot water. Sure can come out after that.

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