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Fitting Polarising filter & removing camera glass

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Deimos, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Deimos

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    Polarising filter arrived today so tried to remove the cover from the camera to replace with the filter. Wow is that thing on tight. I take it the camera cover glass screws off if so is it anti-colckwise to loosen? Should I need much force to shift it?
     
  2. msinger

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    Yes, turn it counter-clockwise. The trick is use as little force/pressure as possible. If you're having trouble gripping it, wrap something made of rubber around it.
     
  3. Deimos

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    Thanks I had seen others had issues and the guidance was little pressure as possible as it distorts the ring adding grip to the threads. Direction was the main thing I wanted to check.
     
  4. msinger

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    Right -- the filter is very fragile. If you man handle it and/or use tools to remove it, you'll probably bend it.
     
  5. flyNfrank

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    Yeah slip a dry condom over it and twist to the Left.
     
  6. Vichian-Bruno

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    Same happened to me as well, where I used a micro-fiber towel (normally use it to clean my Canon lenses and my specs too).
    It took me about ten minutes and some swearword till I realized the gentle handling works well :)
    Do not use any pressure on the ring, just turn gently to the left.
     
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    Use the little motor holding prop fitting tool for extra leverage