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Oct 27, 2014 13:27 |  #16

sapearl wrote in post #17233074 (external link)
Do you have one of those flat rubber jar openers? Place that on the front of the filter and twist it like you are trying to open a stuck pickle jar.

I use a jar opener as well! This one to be exact
http://rover.ebay.com …wid=902099&mtid​=824&kw=lg (external link)

also doubles as a follow focus for video and works really really well ;)


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Oct 27, 2014 14:02 |  #17

I don't have any of them removers... I'll see if I can find myself a filter opener on eBay


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Oct 27, 2014 15:39 |  #18

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17235965 (external link)
I don't have any of them removers... I'll see if I can find myself a filter opener on eBay

you can make your own strap wrench out of a strip of leather and a stick or a large plastic zip tie, vacuum cleaner belt, belt off a sewing machine.

Here is a video on how to make home made strap wrench.
this video is way extreme from what you need to make
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=9J-YWVDcjZs (external link)
Your strap needs to need to be narrow or only about 3/8 of a inch wide or less,
I suggest leather or rubber belting like a vacuum cleaner belt

Instead of metal square tubing use a small piece of square wood.

One other trick would be is to get the lens cold and put your leather strap in the micro wave or what ever it takes to get the leather hot.
You will have to be fast and will take 2 people with gloves , one to hold the lens and not let there body heat warm up the lens and the other with the heated leather strip made into a do it your self home made strap wrench.
The heat should help expand the metal or what ever the filter ring is made out of.

I would be willing to bet that a jeweler could get the filter off.




  
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Oct 27, 2014 15:54 |  #19

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17235965 (external link)
I don't have any of them removers... I'll see if I can find myself a filter opener on eBay

I listed a link right about your post, works as a follow focus as well so 2-1 :)

http://rover.ebay.com …wid=902099&mtid​=824&kw=lg (external link)


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Oct 27, 2014 16:07 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #20

I found this and others on you tube.
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=qsSds4z2Ruw (external link)
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Oct 27, 2014 19:39 |  #21

The rubber band method works great. I've gotten better about not over-tightening but still have a couple of fatties in my bag.




  
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Oct 28, 2014 03:51 |  #22

maverick75 wrote in post #17235889 (external link)
I use a jar opener as well! This one to be exact
http://rover.ebay.com …wid=902099&mtid​=824&kw=lg (external link)

also doubles as a follow focus for video and works really really well ;)

I use a similar jar opener, very useful on slim polarizer particulary!

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Oct 28, 2014 06:34 |  #23

farmer1957 wrote in post #17236210 (external link)
I found this and others on you tube.
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=qsSds4z2Ruw (external link)
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The last tip in this video is good, but I don't know about applying heat with a blow-dryer; heat causes metal to expand, which would seem to cause the filter to become even tighter. Not nuts about applying oil, either, and then hitting it with a blow-dryer, either. Yikes.


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Oct 28, 2014 07:16 |  #24

I always hawww.amazon.com/Dallu​ge-DDT16P-Ounce-Titanium-Hammer/dp/B001IWOLDG/v​e one of these close by:
www.amazon.com/Dalluge​-DDT16P-Ounce-Titanium-Hammer/dp/B001IWOLDG/ (external link)

Truth be told, I have a set of lens wrenches like those mentioned above.


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Oct 28, 2014 14:08 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #25

You've ruined it mate! Best thing is to just bung it up in a box and post the lens to the skygod of stuck filters. PM me for the address ;)


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Oct 28, 2014 14:13 |  #26

I don't like to use rubber bands, jar openers, filter wrenches, lacy things, all those force the filter loose while cross threaded. I have found that the easiest and least destructive way is to locate where it's cross threaded and remedy the problem at the source, then gently remove the filter.

The easiest way is to closely inspect the filter looking for the one point where the gap is just a tad smaller than the rest of the filter. Then with a pocket knife inserted into the gap, just gently apply pressure to the filter and you'll hear, or feel, it click back into place. Then just unscrew as normal.


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Oct 28, 2014 14:25 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #27

^ I thought we were just talking about "stuck", not cross threaded. That's a different animal. My CPL loves to get stuck on a step ring, but is fine on the lens itself. At least with a lens, you've got one big object you can get a grip on; with a filter on a step-up/down ring or another filter, you're working with two skinny things. That's where a pair of lens wrenches works well.


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Oct 28, 2014 15:24 |  #28

I've always found that when it's stuck, it's also cross threaded.


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Oct 28, 2014 16:08 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #29

Not with this one. I don't know what the deal is with it :confused:


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Oct 28, 2014 16:20 |  #30

LV Moose wrote in post #17237201 (external link)
The last tip in this video is good, but I don't know about applying heat with a blow-dryer; heat causes metal to expand, which would seem to cause the filter to become even tighter. Not nuts about applying oil, either, and then hitting it with a blow-dryer, either. Yikes.

Blow dryer.

How anyone is going to use a blow dryer and only put heat on the ring is impossible.

Yes that caught me of guard too. Just so everyone knows almost all glues break down at 225 degrees. so if lenses are put together with glue I am not so sure I would use a blow dryer.


But if the OP is hell bent in doing this himself leather and nylon strap is better the channel locks and hammers and chisel.

I still think that a jeweler could get it off without damaging it more.

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