Tips for loosening 77mm filter?

Sasha Sobol sasha at
Thu Oct 29 13:43:16 EDT 2009

Use your sole (no kidding).
Get your clean shoe with rubber sole, push the filter to it and rotate.


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Igor Roshchin <str at> wrote:
> 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.
> Good luck.
> Igor
> 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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