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Professional Lens filter install

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by scottoftheforest, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. scottoftheforest

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    The stock lens cap is verrrry tight. Any advice for removal to install an ND filter? Thank you!
     
  2. James Taylor

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    Put on a kitchen rubber glove. VERY LIGHTLY, with fingers just touching the edge, turn. The lighter the pressure, the better!
     
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  3. scottoftheforest

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    YOU, my friend, are amazing! The sledge hammer, light heat with a hair dryer, padded pliers treatment, after every other gentle technique imaginable (except your rubber glove edge only grasp) failed (and I scuffed up the cap aluminum and even put a edge stress chip on the cap glass).

    After a call to the dealer asking me to bring it in (90 minute drive), I got your post and voila'! Magic.

    Velvet touch beats careful heavy force! Hmmmm... ...many lessons outside of the drone world here methinks.

    Onto the straight into the sun shoot with a heavy filter. A thousand thanks.

    Scott
     
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  4. James Taylor

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    So glad to help. I think there are some other ways posted, but that's the no-fail way to do it in my house. Thanks for the update!
     
  5. DRR

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    Thank you so much. I had almost given up and found some rubber gloves and still couldn't do it until i just sort of flicked the edge and it came undone. I couldn't believe it.. Thanks again.