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Old June 22nd, 2009, 05:43 AM   #1
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How to loose a Polfilter

Who knows a trick to loose a polfilter. After screwing the filter on mmy Z5, not too tight, I had a lot of problems to loosen it again.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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Don't try to unscrew it with your fingers grasping on the sides of the filter, but instead put the full palm of your hand on the entire filter rim and try to unscrew it like that. Works most of the time, because the pressure is more even.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 06:44 AM   #3
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Thanks Luc,
The problem is that the Hoya HD Polarisingfilter in front is turning around and the part that is screwed in the Z5 is very small.

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Old June 22nd, 2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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Try to wind a piece of insullated electrical wire around the part that got stuck. When both ends meet, bend them in a radial direction outward and pinch the ends between thumb and pointing finger, close to the diameter. Now turn counter clockwise.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 06:16 PM   #5
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Hi Dirk................

Get a narrow rubber band and stretch it over the fixed filter circumference (like a bicycle tyre on a rim).

Grip and turn. Hey presto.


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Old June 23rd, 2009, 02:31 AM   #6
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Hi,
thanks a lot for the suggestions, with the rubber band it functions!
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 02:39 AM   #7
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I keep one of these in my bag at all times. Have only had to use it once, but it took a second to remove a balky step-down ring:

General Brand | Filter Wrench (Set of 2) | B&H Photo Video
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 12:30 PM   #8
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I use a flat rubber drain stopper. It's difficult to describe, but you can find them in any hardware store. It's a flat piece of thin textured rubbered about 4 inches in diameter. I've been using these for years and they always work, no matter how "sticky" the filter.
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