From: Tony Cooper <tonycooper214@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Stuck Filters
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From: Tony Cooper <tonycooper214@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Stuck Filters
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:48:25 -0500
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On Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:12:47 +0100, android<here@there.was> wrote:

>In article<927uvctm0c7qb82n6enke90jqfh9ls7ld9@4ax.com>,
> Tony Cooper<tonycooper214@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 05 Nov 2017 06:43:45 +0100, android<here@there.was> wrote:
>> 
>> >In article<llosvc522kjjna9i51nblj7lrhu1bteuab@4ax.com>,
>> > rwalker<rwalker@despammed.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:46:42 -0400, Ken Hart<kwhart1@frontier.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> >On 11/04/2017 08:33 PM, rwalker wrote:
>> >> >> On Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:27:15 -0700, Savageduck
>> >> >> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>> >> >> 
>> >> >>> On Nov 4, 2017, rwalker wrote
>> >> >>> (in article<ccjsvcleg5vcdf3l0825fpkh6r9r0km3al@4ax.com>):
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>>> Haven't checked in here in a long time. Greetings to all the
>> >> >>>> regulars. I've got a Vivitar cicular polarizer (77 mm) stuck to a
>> >> >>>> Firecrest IRND 18 sunfilter (77 mm). They seem to have become welded
>> >> >>>> together. Any advise on how to get them apart? Tried putting on some
>> >> >>>> heavy duty latex surgical gloves and seeing if that would give me a
>> >> >>>> better grip, but no use. Any suggestions?.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> It sounds as if you are in need of a filter wrench of the appropriate 
>> >> >>> size.
>> >> >>> Available at B&H, or Amazon.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> <https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Other-Filter-
>> >> >>> Accessories/ci/122/N/4026728365>
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> I think I'm going to invest in one.  Finally got them unstuck.  After
>> >> >> I had them inside for a couple of hours warming they loosened up.
>> >> >> Arthritis in my fingers, particularly my thumbs, makes these things
>> >> >> much harder than they used to be.
>> >> >> 
>> >> >
>> >> >I once used a plumber's pipe wrench on a filter stuck on a lens. I 
>> >> >mounted the lens in the workshop bench vise.
>> >> >Fortunately it was a filter I didn't care about. And while I cared about 
>> >> >the lens, it was a common one and not too expensive.
>> >> 
>> >> Interesting approach!
>> >
>> >the real thing is less than usd 2:
>> >
>> ><https://www.ebay.com/sch/Filters/15216/i.html?_from=R40&_sop=15&...
>> >wrench&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1>
>> 
>> 
>> Right, and if you want to wait for a few weeks for it to arrive from
>> China, it's a good deal.  Estimated delivery is between November 21st
>> and December 26th.
>> 
>> Adorama will get it to you faster, but they add shipping charges so
>> the total price is about $6.00.  
>> 
>> I'd try the "hare-brained" methods first, though.  I have one of those
>> rubber strap wrenches that does not harm what it's used on, and it
>> applies even pressure.  First, though, heat it up with my wife's hair
>> dryer.   
>
>Soo... You'd risk them rubber gaskets in a USD 1K+ weather sealed lense 
>by overheating them just to save a few bucks... :-)) Should go into lens 
>MF. Cathingcathing!

If I had a UD $1,000 lens, I wouldn't be using a Vivitar filter on it.

-- 
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida