Tips for loosening 77mm filter?
str at komkon.org
Thu Oct 29 10:45:18 EDT 2009
In principle, it shoud be easier in a warmer room, - as all
the metals expand with increasing temperature.
I know when my 77mm ultra-thin B&W polarizer filter gets stuck in cold
weather, bringing it to a warm room helps.
I haven't tried to increase the temperature beyond the room temperature.
Obviously, I would not use a heat-gun, but I would consider
using a warm-air hair blow-drier.
From: "Bruce Walker"
Subject: Tips for loosening 77mm filter?
>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" :-) )
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