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Professional camera lens removal advise

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Pete Leare, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Pete Leare

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    I have just received my Taco-RC 4 lens filter set, and am looking for advice on removing the stock lens.. It's really tight and I don't want to damage the camera.. Any tips before I start?
     
  2. rockydog

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    Just hold the body of the camera firmly with one hand, and unscrew the stock uv filter with your other hand. If it's really tight, you can gain extra grip by putting an elastic band round the filter to stop your fingers slipping.
     
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    and less pressure to grip it, the better.
     
  4. Pete Leare

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a go and report back
     
  5. msinger

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    The lens filter is not as tight as it seems. It's very delicate. If you squeeze it too tightly, it will bend.
     
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    Previous posts here described wrapping a finger around the lens and applying light torque while holding the camera...that worked for me.
     
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    I also found that the rubber lens cover I purchased from eBay for 50p also made a great filter removal tool. Same goes for a fairly wide rubber band around the barrel of the filter.
     
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  8. Pete Leare

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    Well, I just put some latex gloves on for grip, and it came right off - no problems!