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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by madgitty, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. madgitty

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    I give up, the filter lens just will not come off , I have tried everything (I think) on the forum, nothing like having ND filters but not being able to use them.
     
  2. Trumple

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    Try curling your index finger around the UV filter to maximize contact area, then apply a twisting force
     
  3. madgitty

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    I'll give that a go, thanks
     
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    use a rubber band or rubber glove and apply gentle pressure, It comes off CCW. There are numerous posts on the forum regarding the method to get them off.
     
  5. madgitty

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    It worked, many thanks, that's a thin thread
     
  6. madgitty

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    Would you recommend a little wd40 or something else on the threads?
     
  7. bobmyers

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    I wouldn't do that-- the threads will wear over time it you are changing filters. If you want to use something, maybe just a smidge of silicone lubricant gel.
     
  8. madgitty

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    Great thanks
     
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    Which one worked for you so I know what to recommend in future? Personally rubber bands and latex gloves didn't work for me, but the finger curl did
     
  10. madgitty

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    I had tried everything as well, but the finger curl around the filter worked, my only worry is the thread , if you keep changing the ND filters and the thread gets cross,
     
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  11. Trumple

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    Glad to hear it worked, I too felt hopeless when everything everyone was recommending didn't work. I've screwed and unscrewed my filter many times now, no sign of wear. I don't fully tighten the filter though - I leave a bit of a gap for 2 reasons: 1, so it's easier to get off; and 2, to cause less wear on the thread
     
  12. madgitty

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    That's what I have done as well so thanks for the advise
     
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    The finger curl worked for me also...thanks!
     
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    I just got my taco filters and the original uv lens seemed very tight and would not budge. Then I thought to put quad upside down on motors without props. Then faced camera up (facing away from the bird) and the lens was then very loose and easily unscrewed. Not sure if this will work for all but worth a shot
     
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    The trick is, especially first time is to be gentle and grip the front of the ring with a little presure just enough to turn. Do not grip the whole of the uv tightly and try twist off. I think the added presure compresses the ring tight. Worked first time for me..Think Zen and the art of driving drones