Filter stuck on lens - any tips?

Started Apr 11, 2011 | Discussions thread
Dannno Senior Member • Posts: 1,408
Re: Filter stuck - reviving an old thread here

I just had a very stubborn stuck filter. I tried the rubber band trick to improve grip, tried heating the lens, then icing the filter, tried heating both, tried cooling both. Nothing worked. Then, I took my dremel tool and cut two slots into the filter ring, and used my spanner wrench to try to twist it off. No good. It still would not turn.

Then I noticed the narrow space between the outter part of the filter ring and the lens body. The gap was not even, so filter was obviously mis-threaded.

I then took a credit card and pushed it into the space, and slid it around the lens. The filter then popped into proper threading, and I was able to easily turn it out.

I hope this helps someone.


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