Tips for loosening 77mm filter?

Ken Waller kwaller at
Thu Oct 29 13:42:42 EDT 2009

The rubber band procedure usually works for me.

Kenneth Waller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Roberts" <mark at>
Subject: Re: Tips for loosening 77mm filter?

> 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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