Crushed filter, need help to remove it

2 months 3 days ago #743991 by H Rocky
Right side of my filter took the impact of my camera falling to the ground, nothing else is damaged except the filter is crushed on one side where the threads are fastening it to the lens.  Having the filter on saved my lens, but now I can twist the filter off.  

How do I remove a crushed filter from a lens please?  


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2 months 3 days ago #743995 by Razky

H Rocky wrote: Right side of my filter took the impact of my camera falling to the ground, nothing else is damaged except the filter is crushed on one side where the threads are fastening it to the lens.  Having the filter on saved my lens, but now I can twist the filter off.  

How do I remove a crushed filter from a lens please?  

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2 months 3 days ago #744022 by TCav
Try a strap wrench.


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2 months 3 days ago #744026 by CharleyL
Filter wrenches are available, usually used in pairs, for removing filters when they get tight. Amazon has them. You will need to specify the size of your filter as they come capable to fit a size range. Your filter will need to be in the size range that the wrench can handle. I always have a pair for each lens size that I have and carry them in my camera bags "Just in case" I should need them. It's been years since I've needed to use them on my own filters/lenses, but I have helped a few other photographers using them.

amazon.com/s?k=photography+filter+wrench...ain-0-ops-acceptance

If much of the filter glass is broken out, maybe removing more, and then bending the threaded band inward toward it's center (being careful not to scratch the lens) will get it free without the need to unscrew it.

A strap wrench might work, but filter wrenches are thin and rubber coated, so apply the tension to only the filter. The second is to hold the lens while you use the 1st to unscrew the filter.

Charley


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2 months 3 days ago #744033 by Razky
A wrench is the last thing anyone ought to employ - if the filter turns at all, it could damage the lens threads.


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2 months 2 days ago #744079 by TCav

Razky wrote: A wrench is the last thing anyone ought to employ - if the filter turns at all, it could damage the lens threads.


... and your solution is ...


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2 months 2 days ago #744080 by TCav

Razky wrote: A wrench is the last thing anyone ought to employ - if the filter turns at all, it could damage the lens threads.

Not likely. The threads on filters are generally made of brass or aluminum, which are much softer than the steel the threads on the lens are made from.


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2 months 2 days ago #744089 by Razky

TCav wrote:

Razky wrote: A wrench is the last thing anyone ought to employ - if the filter turns at all, it could damage the lens threads.

Not likely. The threads on filters are generally made of brass or aluminum, which are much softer than the steel the threads on the lens are made from.

Aluminum and plastic lens threads are  common - steel would be rare. Trying to unscrew a bent filter ring can gall the lens threads. It would help if the OP could post a picture.


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2 months 1 day ago #744090 by TCav

Razky wrote: Aluminum and plastic lens threads are  common - steel would be rare.


The steel threads are on the lens. The threads on the filters are made of softer material, and so are not likely to damage the threads on the lens.


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2 months 1 day ago #744091 by Razky

TCav wrote:

Razky wrote: Aluminum and plastic lens threads are  common - steel would be rare.


The steel threads are on the lens. The threads on the filters are made of softer material, and so are not likely to damage the threads on the lens.

Hope you never drop a lens, with or without a filter.


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2 months 13 hours ago #744153 by TCav

Razky wrote: Hope you never drop a lens, with or without a filter.


Likewise, I'm sure.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #744251 by Ira Weber
Rocky, who did you make out with this?


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1 month 3 weeks ago #744375 by H Rocky
Tcav and Charley, thank you both!  I was able to get it off.  Happy to say the lens has no damage.  However my filter, well that will live another day.  Maybe not, but sounded cool to say!  :rofl:


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1 month 3 weeks ago #744398 by Prago
Glad that worked out, you mind me asking what filter you had on there?

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