Subject: Re: Stuck Filters
On 11/5/2017 1:11 AM, Savageduck wrote:
> On Nov 4, 2017, rwalker wrote
> (in article<firstname.lastname@example.org>):
>> On Sat, 04 Nov 2017 20:13:01 -0700, charles<email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 04 Nov 2017 19:32:56 -0400, rwalker<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>> 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?.
>>> 3 point grip helps, sometimes. Thumb and two fingers. That way thr
>>> filter doesn't distort so baddly.
>> Thanks. Good to know.
> Just go with a filter wrench, that is what they are designed for, and forget
> the hare-brained schemes.
The only filters I now use are: ND; variable ND; CP; and a variable fog.
I carry filter wrenches in my bag at all times, although I haven't had a
stuck filter in over ten years.