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Dec 28, 2007 16:55 |  #1
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Hey,

So the worst thing in my life happened. I knocked (somehow) my 28-135usm off my glass table and lucky for me only the filter broke! However, now I have the remaining ring on my...lovely lense. I believe they have some way that takes these things off if so to say they get stripped? I don't want to attempt to get someone stronger to try and twist is off...their is an more gentle way --yes?

help?

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Dec 28, 2007 17:03 |  #2

Putting an elastic band around it will give you some extra grip.


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Dec 28, 2007 17:08 |  #3

If the filter has a serrated edge you can lay a sheet of sandpaper on a flat surface, put the lens/filter face down on it, and twist while pushing down. Use fairly fine paper, like 100 grit or greater...

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Dec 28, 2007 17:16 |  #4

i guess it would be hard to use the old potato in the light socket trick.

the elastic idea should work, or try some of the non slip pads you can buy for a tool box.


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Dec 28, 2007 17:17 |  #5

I've used the rubbery pad thing you can get to help take off jar lids.


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Dec 28, 2007 17:35 as a reply to  @ JeffreyG's post |  #6
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thank you ill give it a try -- =)




  
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Dec 28, 2007 17:41 |  #7

gofer wrote in post #4585272 (external link)
Putting an elastic band around it will give you some extra grip.

A rubber band works better than elastic. It is much grippier. Get a wide rubber band like the band up broccoli and slip it around the filter. It improves your grip by quite a bit.


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