Tips for loosening 77mm filter? Follow-up: rubber FTW
bruce.walker at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 11:26:07 EDT 2009
Mark Roberts wrote:
> 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.
Yes! The elastic band easily conquered the Tiffen's stiction!
Thank-you very much Robert, and a big thanks to everyone who added their
great suggestions. And considering how cheap the filter wrenches are, I
will most likely buy a set, at least for 77mm and 67mm.
As the young'uns say: PDML rawks! :-)
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