Remove circular polorising filter


walkeja

Link Posted 23/08/2022 - 11:34
Just been trying to register my stuff on the new Ricoh website.
Came to register one of my lenses and cannot remove the filter listed in the title. For some reason it seems to be jammed solid on the lens.
Any tips on how to removeit?
Thanks.
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Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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loadoftripe

Link Posted 23/08/2022 - 11:47
Try a small thin elastic band attached to the 'base ring' of the filter (or in my case a CPL), hopefully this should afford a better grip for the fingers! I have used this a few times and now leave the band attached.
Last Edited by loadoftripe on 23/08/2022 - 11:48

Chrism8

Link Posted 23/08/2022 - 12:52
To add to loadoftripe's suggestion, I now use a thin O ring between the CPL filter and the lens so it never locks itself on again.

Easily available on the web, and for little money
Chris

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RobL

Link Posted 23/08/2022 - 13:10
You can get plastic filter wrenches which I have used a couple of times, they are very cheap so worth keeping in your bag.
Last Edited by RobL on 23/08/2022 - 13:18

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/08/2022 - 13:10
A flip flop or slipper with a soft rubber sole has always worked for me, just press the filter into the rubber and turn (as long as it's not one of those variable things)
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 23/08/2022 - 16:21
RobL wrote:
You can get plastic filter wrenches which I have used a couple of times, they are very cheap so worth keeping in your bag.

+1 to this. I got a set a few years ago when using adapters to do unconventional things with expensive lenses (e.g. reverse mounting a Q-01 on the front of a DA*300mm). Hardly used, but when it was necessary to use one it worked like a dream. And I felt a lot happier using a purpose-made gizmo on expensive lenses than an ad-hoc thingy.

Mike-P wrote:
A flip flop or slipper with a soft rubber sole has always worked for me, just press the filter into the rubber and turn (as long as it's not one of those variable things)

It's a polariser so presumably the front element rotates.

Steve

pentaxian450

Link Posted 24/08/2022 - 00:25
I use an anti slip mat for limited mobility people. They "grab" onto anything that's on it. Just put the lens filter side on it, then "unscrew" the lens to get the filter off. Only caveat is that it doesn't work with polarizing filters. I use a "dab" of wax base lubricant on my filter threaads, it helps avoiding sticky situations.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

walkeja

Link Posted 24/08/2022 - 11:05
Thanks all, will try those, especially the elastic band.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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walkeja

Link Posted 24/08/2022 - 11:56
That worked, shan't be putting it back on.

Thanks again.
Pentax K1-ii and MZ6
Pentax Lenses 28-80 F, 300 DA*, 80-200 F, 35 F2.4 AL, M50 F1.7, 28-105 DFA, 20 F4 SMC
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Chrism8

Link Posted 24/08/2022 - 15:07
walkeja wrote:
That worked, shan't be putting it back on.

Use an O ring on the filter thread, it does work
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

-------------------------------------------------------------
K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
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