Removing a Seized Lens Filter

9 years 5 months ago #129466 by LukeWeymark
Hi All,

I recently dropped my Nikon D90, which has cracked the filter on the end of the lens.

The glass hasn't smashed altogether, its just cracked, but now I can seem to be able to get the filter off the lens.

The filter is slightly bent in one place where it took the impact of the drop, which I'm assuming is why I can't get the filter to unscrew.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can remove the filter safely without damaging the lens?

If you've got any ideas I'd really love to hear them.

Thanks in advance.

Luke


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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #129468 by MLKstudios
Use one of those rubbery things used to open jars.

HTH

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9 years 5 months ago #129472 by McBeth Photography

MLKstudios wrote: Use one of those rubbery things used to open jars.

HTH


:agree:

Sounds like experience to me.

It is what it is.

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9 years 5 months ago - 9 years 5 months ago #129473 by MLKstudios
Never had a stuck filter.

I've removed many for others.

We'll, maybe once. ;)

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9 years 5 months ago #129491 by Screamin Scott
I've never gotten one stuck (since I rarely use them). I have however gotten a Nikkor 35-70 F3.5 offof eBay that had one stuck. Couldn't get it off no matter what I tried. Wound up using a spanner to remove the ring that holds the glass in place & thus the glass itself. Since I use it on a crop camera, I haven't had any vignetting issues when using the hood...You might consider doing the same if the ring itself won't budge.If the drop was that hard to get the filter stuck, just hope that it didn't throw out the alignment of the lens elements...Might pay to send it off to Nikon. Which lens was it anyway?

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9 years 5 months ago #129499 by chasrich
Most important... Lefty Loosy, Righty Tighty :woohoo:

Another method is to collapse the filter by bending it in more... Careful this might damage the lens!

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9 years 5 months ago #129545 by TheNissanMan
Used to have a problem with an old polariser, found that marigolds did the job although looks odd having one marigold in your bag...


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9 years 5 months ago #129556 by chasrich
OK - this Yank had to go look it up...

A Marigold is a rubber glove in British English, especially a yellow or orange one used for washing dishes...

In American English we call a rubber glove a... Wait for it... A rubber glove. Go figure? :rofl:

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9 years 5 months ago #129557 by MLKstudios
Thanks, chas!

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9 years 5 months ago #129599 by Joves
Like Chas said you can bend it in till it comes out. You will have to break the glass out first. Use a pair of needlenose pliers and bend it out. I have done it many times.


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9 years 5 months ago #129600 by Henry Peach
We had some of these at the camera shop for removing stuck filters for folks, but I've used the above mentioned methods too.

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/251749-RE...r_Wrench_Set_of.html

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9 years 5 months ago #129623 by chasrich

Henry Peach wrote: We had some of these at the camera shop for removing stuck filters for folks, but I've used the above mentioned methods too.

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/251749-RE...r_Wrench_Set_of.html


Good to know - thanks!

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9 years 5 months ago #129629 by MLKstudios
They are what you leave on the table while you go look for that rubber thing you put in a drawer, somewhere.

:)

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