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Sep 16, 2011 11:54 |  #1

I may be late to the game on this but thought I would share anyway just in case it helps someone.

I had a thin CPL that I could not get off my lens, and the fact it was so thin and the upper ring rotates it was difficult to grip. I was trying to figure out a way to grab it with equal pressure w/o damaging it. Then I came acorss one of those rubber wrist bands that people wear that have sayings on them, Lance Armstrong I think started these with his "Live Strong" yellow wrist band campaign. Anyway it's like a thick rubberband, I put it around the filter and it took it right off.

So now I carry one in my bag, hope this is helpful.


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Sep 16, 2011 12:08 |  #2

great tip!


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Sep 16, 2011 19:10 |  #3

You could also use the powercord for the charger in a pinch as well.


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Sep 16, 2011 22:01 as a reply to  @ xi123's post |  #4

You could get a set of these-----http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Filter_Wrench_S​et_of.html (external link)----- Also a cheap resolve.


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Sep 18, 2011 00:25 as a reply to  @ SCF150's post |  #5

Good tips!
I've used latex exam gloves. Easy and cheap!




  
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Sep 18, 2011 00:45 |  #6

I use a strip of the rubber cupboard liner to get ahold of things that are stuck.
Works great on filters, and stuck lids on jars.

http://www.amazon.com …Liner-Black/dp/B000KFSOFI (external link)

You can also carry a strip with you for laying your equipment out on, to prevent it
from getting scratched.

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Sep 18, 2011 00:59 |  #7

I use the neck strap.


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Sep 18, 2011 01:14 |  #8

I just find a carpet with a rubber bottom to twist my UV or ND filters out. I don't normally use CPLs so that works.


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Sep 18, 2011 14:09 |  #9

Condoms work good too, but not the type with oil on them.




  
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