Tips for loosening 77mm filter?

Mark Roberts mark at
Thu Oct 29 09:45:44 EDT 2009

Bruce Walker wrote:

>I attached a brand new Tiffen circular polarizer to my DA* 16-50 about 8 
>weeks ago. I tried to remove it the other day and found it wouldn't 
>budge.  At 77mm diameter it's hard to grip, plus the circular polarizer 
>ring keeps rotating and gives me even less to hold onto.
>Any suggestions?  (I mean besides "learn to live with it there" :-) )

Get a thin rubber band that's smaller than the filter circumference
and stretch it over the fixed part of filter. Or buy one of those
filter-removal wrenches.

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