Filter - is the glass meant to be removable?


MRSAMO

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Just received my kenko UV filter and there's a metal band that separates from the filter, I can't seem to push it in place and the whole thing seems loose. Is it meant to be like that?

Sorry if that doesn't sound clear, there a thin circular metal band that came off the filter. It looks like it was there to hold the glass in place. This band is not completely circular as there is a gap of about 1.5mm? Well I managed to clip it into the filter but is this ring meant to be on the inside face the lens or on the other side?

I'm a bit worried because the glass does feel kind of loose if I press on it and the thin circular band seems kind of cheap.
 

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MRSAMO

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Yeah I've got a Kenko CPL and that's solid, this one is just a regular UV filter from ebay.
 

MRSAMO

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Here's a picture:



The gap is in the top left side and spring is on the inside of the filter.
 

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yes, that is how the glass piece install into the filter ring, the glass suppose to be sit tight with the fastening band held it in place.

this band is just a spring, not a compete circle.
 

MRSAMO

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Ah thanks for that, I was concerned that the spring might pop out and scratch the lens. Still, what do you think of this?



Not very confident that its a good copy.
 

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