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11-01-2020, 07:21 AM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silent Street Quote
Hold camera facing down and give a gentle squirt or two with WD40. Wait 10 minutes or so and try unscrewing. Wash both filters in soapy water (dishwash is fine) after this, rinse well and dab dry with a microfibre cloth.
I second this method. Let the WD20 seep into the threads for 10 to 15 minutes. Use very little. I mean very little. You don't want it to get a lot on the filter. And you don't need a lot of the stuff. Did I say very little? VERY LITTLE

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Do NOT grab the filter with a finger on each side. That just distorts the filter ring enough to make it impossible to turn. DO grab the filter ring at one spot using thumb and forefinger. Now turn counter clockwise. It should come undone rather easily.
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So many good responses...will we ever know if the OP got it un-together?
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekmadge Quote
So many good responses...will we ever know if the OP got it un-together?
Well, he hasn't logged in to his account in 2 months, so it seems the mystery will remain.

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Well, he hasn't logged in to his account in 2 months, so it seems the mystery will remain.
I guess he succeeded but then by trying to re-attach both filters he somehow landed in between, thus not being able to answer.....
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I guess he succeeded but then by trying to re-attach both filters he somehow landed in between, thus not being able to answer.....
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I had a total brain error and screwed on my ND-filter on top of the UV-filter which already sat on the lens. And now i canít get it of from the uv-filter.

Is there anyway to get if off safe or have I messed up...No matter how much I try to screw it of, nothing. Tried gently to screw and pull it out. Nothing. I guess thread is messed up now...?

I hope it makes sense (not the mess up, my typing. English is not my native language)

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(Uv-filter)
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To avoid sticky filter threads in the future, use a pencil! I read about this trick sone time ago. I simply run a pencil tip around the thread of the filter (as opposed to that of the camera), then using a blower, just blow off any possible residue around the thread from the lead pencil and that's it. I've never had a sticky thread since!

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobSpain Quote
To avoid sticky filter threads in the future, use a pencil! I read about this trick sone time ago. I simply run a pencil tip around the thread of the filter (as opposed to that of the camera), then using a blower, just blow off any possible residue around the thread from the lead pencil and that's it. I've never had a sticky thread since!
Wonder how this works....
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Wonder how this works....
Graphite...
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QuoteOriginally posted by mixalis_kalymnos1611 Quote
Wonder how this works....
QuoteOriginally posted by Haenzel Quote
Graphite...
^ ^ ^ ^ ...excellent dry lubricant...


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Running a bar of soap or a wax candle on the threads works too, but not as good as graphite.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobSpain Quote
To avoid sticky filter threads in the future, use a pencil! I read about this trick sone time ago. I simply run a pencil tip around the thread of the filter (as opposed to that of the camera), then using a blower, just blow off any possible residue around the thread from the lead pencil and that's it. I've never had a sticky thread since!
Gentlemen (and others ! ) - may I draw your attention to post #10 in this very thread ?

Thank you.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 35mmfilmfan Quote
Gentlemen (and others ! ) - may I draw your attention to post #10 in this very thread ?

Thank you.
Next time post your solution with a RED B or 2B pencil...
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Next time post your solution with a RED B or 2B pencil...
Your instructions are duly noted. Unfortunately, the 'RED' key on my keyboard no longer works.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boydmaine Quote
Sometimes squeezing on both sides to get a better grip makes turning the filter (or whatever) even more difficult. Have you tried grabbing the filter on one side to turn it? That sometimes works.
Yes. Try putting tips of thumb and index finger on opposite sides while gripping bottom filter with other thumb and index finger and use a downward and turning force instead of a side pinching force. Or a filter wrench.
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