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HELP! Filters stuck together :-(
Hi all,.

I was testing out the effect of stacking a Polariser (B&W Ksemann) on a UV filter (Hoya Pro-1), and they are stuck together!!!.

Any advices?.

Perry.

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Well short of putting on gloves and attempting to wrest them free of each other, the next stronger thing would be a tool such as a channel locks ... but you must use finesse. Put a cloth around the filter's outside edge and careful squeeze the channel lock and just squeeze enough to hold it but without biting into the edge of the filter. Like I said it takes finesse and there is really no better way to explain it other than being right there to show you..

With your other hand turn, twist. It should come loose and if it doesnt you can use a channel lock on the other side and turn both in opposite directions..

Let me stress to be very light with your squeezing for two reasons: One is damage to the outside metal ring that holds the glass and finally because you don't want to squeeze hard enough to break the glass..

Good luck, I know no other way and I wouldn't use solvents for fear of ruining the glass surface..

Jajambo wrote:.

Hi all,.

I was testing out the effect of stacking a Polariser (B&W Ksemann)on a UV filter (Hoya Pro-1), and they are stuck together!!!.

Any advices?.

Perry.

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Http://hellabella.de__________________________..

Comment #1

Put a rubber band around each, grip and undo, this usually works..

Comment #2

Set the filters on a bag of ice. Naturally only one filter will actually be on the ice. This will cause the metal on the lower filter (the one touching the ice) to contract. This may allow you to separate the filters..

FINE PRINT: I reserve the right to be wrong. Should you prove me wrong, I reserve the right to change my mind...

Comment #3

The rubber band suggestion will usually work..

Now, you want to prevent future occurrences. Before screwing on a filter, rub your finger behind your ear or along the side of your nose, and then wipe it on the filter thread. You will be applying a tiny amount of oil, but it will be enough to prevent sticking.Joel Orlinsky.

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Comment #4

Thanks for all the reponses so far, I'll try them out tomorrow. Further suggestions are welcome!Perry.

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Comment #5

Try laying the filters on a flat surface and using the flat of your hand to rotate the upper one (maybe the lower flat surface should have a rubberlike quality to it). I've noticed that gripping the filter ring hard from the side distorts the shape of the filter enough to lock it in place. Using the flat surfaces method doesn't change the shape of the filters and you can back them out easier..

Yes, I do have a camera...

Comment #6

Rubber soles will grab the filters, try sandwiching the filters between two sneakers..

Comment #7

See this thread, it has a happy ending:http://forums.dpreview.com/...forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=24815406.

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Comment #8

Thanks a lot to all posters. I read the other thread, too, and there are many great advices..

I tried the rubber band method, but the rim on my PL was quite narrow, so that didn't work for me. Then I took them to my local camera shop and the pro there jiggled them a bit and somehow they just came apart! I had no idea how. He just winked at me and said "professional's touch"  Be it or not, I am happy that I got them separated..

Anyway, I will definitely be more careful next time. I'll have to try out the facial oil method too. Thanks again..

Perry.

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