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Stuck polarizing filter?


Vancouver, WA, US
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vancwa Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Sep 2007
Sun 23-Sep-12 07:29 PM | edited Sun 23-Sep-12 07:34 PM by vancwa

Ok - I realize this was a rookie mistake. I was in the middle of shooting and decided to thread my Marumi CPL into the threads of a B+W UV filter that was already mounted to the lens. No cross threading. It's just that the CPL has a tiny non-rotating ring. It looks to me about 2mm wide and I can't grip it with my big fingers without also unscrewing the UV with it. I'm thinking there is either a specialty tool or technique to dealing with something that must happen all the time. I couldn't find a thread on this. I'm thinking of something akin to a rubber band or tie-wrap to get a solid grip on that skinny little CPL ring.

And yes, I realize a camera shop would probably do this for me after a nice little chuckle. The only cost is to my ego.

Thanks for any tips or suggestions.

EDIT - Just as I posted, I grabbed a tie wrap and took it off VERY easily. Something I intend to now pack in my bag.

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