UV Filter stuck on camera lens after knock


The Hulk

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Hi guys, recently my baby had a knock and the UV filter broke but the lens is ok(Thank goodness). :bigeyes:

Thing is, after removing all the glass pieces i am unable to remove the filter itself from the lens.

All this happened early in the morning, with the camera & lens in my lowepro bag. Thank god for the uv filter. :sweat:

I was quoted by Nikon the removal of the filter will cost at least $100 & 2 weeks.

Anyone know of a better alternative? :dunno:
The lens is still under warranty.
 

daredevil123

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Hi guys, recently my baby had a knock and the UV filter broke but the lens is ok(Thank goodness). :bigeyes:

Thing is, after removing all the glass pieces i am unable to remove the filter itself from the lens.

All this happened early in the morning, with the camera & lens in my lowepro bag. Thank god for the uv filter. :sweat:

I was quoted by Nikon the removal of the filter will cost at least $100 & 2 weeks.

Anyone know of a better alternative? :dunno:
The lens is still under warranty.
Did it look dented?
 

wildcat

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You are not known as The Hulk for nothing :p
Oops... sorry for making fun of you. I hope you manage to get the filter out. You might try to search for some answers on filter removal techniques from Google or ClubSNAP, but ultimately if it's dented then it'll be very difficult to turn something which is not round, into something which is round again.

Then again, you're not known as The Hulk for nothing, right? ;)
 

VainKid

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power la... 1 knock bengkoke... send to rsc, dont pheng the filter out or else u will hurt ur baby
 

daredevil123

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Actually if it is not dented much, you can remove it yourself with a filter wrench.
 

Omega23

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try this.. do you have those anti slip mat??? Place the mat on a flat table top.. place yr lens with stucked filter on downwards... exert yr Hulk force downwards + anti clockwise rotate the lens body... the filter should come out.. ;)
 

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Yangzw

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Hi guys, recently my baby had a knock and the UV filter broke but the lens is ok(Thank goodness). :bigeyes:

Thing is, after removing all the glass pieces i am unable to remove the filter itself from the lens.

All this happened early in the morning, with the camera & lens in my lowepro bag. Thank god for the uv filter. :sweat:

I was quoted by Nikon the removal of the filter will cost at least $100 & 2 weeks.

Anyone know of a better alternative? :dunno:
The lens is still under warranty.
It happened to me before. My camera bag dropped to the floor when it slipped off the hangar in the toilet. You can choose to remove it yourself but you might damage the filter threads of your lens (which i did) especially if its forced inwards and threads are no longer aligned. I just got front barrel rim of my 18-200mm replaced....surprisingly for only $14 but mine is canon though...
 

jed091270

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i Had that sort of problem but was able to remove it using a filter wrench. I ordered it from mass sales but cannot remember which store. I have a filter wrench and can try if you want to?
 

The Hulk

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try this.. do you have those anti slip mat??? Place the mat on a flat table top.. place yr lens with stucked filter on downwards... exert yr Hulk force downwards + anti clockwise rotate the lens body... the filter should come out.. ;)

Hahaha. Its the filter is dented so thts maybe why its so hard to remove.
 

The Hulk

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It happened to me before. My camera bag dropped to the floor when it slipped off the hangar in the toilet. You can choose to remove it yourself but you might damage the filter threads of your lens (which i did) especially if its forced inwards and threads are no longer aligned. I just got front barrel rim of my 18-200mm replaced....surprisingly for only $14 but mine is canon though...
Ahhh! You were in the same boat i was! Will go to NSC and get them to check it out.

Can you guys imagine the heart pain when i heard the glass sounds when i lifted the cam bag?
Basket 6 am in the morning somemore. :sweat:
 

The Hulk

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i Had that sort of problem but was able to remove it using a filter wrench. I ordered it from mass sales but cannot remember which store. I have a filter wrench and can try if you want to?
Woah, i shall google this solution and think about it. thanks for the reply man. Didn't know a "filter wrench exist"
 

Yangzw

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Ahhh! You were in the same boat i was! Will go to NSC and get them to check it out.

Can you guys imagine the heart pain when i heard the glass sounds when i lifted the cam bag?
Basket 6 am in the morning somemore. :sweat:
haha wat a coincidence.....mine happened in the morning too.....at amk hub!
 

#13
Dont need to use a filter wrench, my 85mm took a bump to the floor too, i simply took 3rubber bands, attach them to your lens together with the lens cover and apply pressure. It eased pretty easily
 

MrKami

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i have a brand new Lens Filter Wrench if u want i can sell u ^_^ pm me if u want :)
 

henry soh

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Hi, Try DIY shop for help where there are various tools to unscrew the filter out. It is cheaper and on the spot. However, the responsilibity of damage is yours and the service is a minimum
sum, if you are willing to take the risk.
 

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No kidding folks, you don't need a knock to get a filter stuck... A couple of days ago I was happy happy snapping sunset shots at the bridge near clark quay... Satisfied with the eve, I decided to pack up.... to my horror when I unscrewed the ring adaptor for the Lee filter holder, the B+W clear glass filter on my lens was unscrewed together as well!!! I don't even remember tightening the bugger (adaptor)! After mins of struggling to unscrew, some thing gave way and I thought phew... out it comes... but no... the filter lens and the rear inner sealer came out instead... the filter ring is still stuck to the adaptor ring!!!... Panic strickened...I kept at it... tried all ways to loosen it, with cloth for tighter grip, slight knock on something soft, etc... still stuck... after 30 mins of struggling... it finally came loose...

So be careful guys, sometimes it doesn't require a knock to get the filter stuck... Even with adaptor rings! I specifically mentioned the brands because if you have the same combo as me... beware... it happened once, it can happen again...
 

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