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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by craig4855, May 31, 2015.

  1. craig4855

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    I purchased polar pro lens filters. Does anyone know how to remove the lens from the camera on a P3 advanced? I have tried unscrewing it counterclockwise with no luck. I do not want to take a chance on breaking the camera. Does anyone have any video or instructions on removing the lens safely?
     
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  2. bobmyers

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    I saw some discussion somewhere on this forum regarding the lens removal. The message was that "don't grip the lens too tight when you try to unscrew it" .. Being an aluminium liens holder and an aluminium camera frame, I would assume that the liens holder threads are seizing in the housing an by gripping too tight binds the threads even worse. Aluminium threads to aluminium threads are famous for these properties.
     
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    Grip the camera to hold is still and squeeze the lens cover in several different spots. This might loosen it's hold enough to unscrew it. Nothing unusual, unscrews counter clockwise.
     
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  4. cascadeflyer

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    Wrap a big rubber band around it to grip it with. Don't squeeze tight just enough to not slip.
     
  5. craig4855

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    Thanks
    That worked
     
  6. 2nd2non

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    Let us know how you like the filters.
     
  7. Ari

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    Hi,

    Can you send a link to the filters you purchased? My filter cracked and I need a new one
     
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    Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for the link.
    Yes and Please post some before and after, pics & or video.

    Enjoy the Phantom...

    RedHotPoker
     
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    Probably a stupid question, but I got a million of them o_O
    What do these filers do?
     
  11. Toseef Ahmad

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    Lens filters improve the quality of video/photo by controlling light and other factors.
     
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    this was hugely helpful for me just now. after gripping and twisting enough to be scared of breaking the camera housing, i put a rubber band around the outside (front) edge of the OEM cap, squeezed it a bit in several directions (i guess maybe to undue any "ovalness" i may have introduced by gorilla-squeezing), and just lightly turned it off. :facepalm:
     
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    Just struggled until I tried this, simple advice but worked perfectly. Thanks
     
  14. bobmyers

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    A well documented tip on this forum:D
     
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    I just unboxed my new P3 Professional. I have filters but cannot get the lens off. I tried the rubber band trick and even vicegrips and a cloth. Nothing moves this lens. Any other ideas?
    Phil
     
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  16. gellofish

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    I really struggled at first but I found the harder you grip it the harder it is to remove. Light grip and it will turn easier than you think.
     
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    Light touch! You risk damaging the lens with pliers.
     
  18. IBeSnoopy

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    If you can get around the music this video is a good one on how to remove the original filter.
     
  19. paulgrenga

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    I used a wire tie and tightened it with pliers ...it came right off.
     
  20. bobmyers

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    tumblr_nozbavrxe51ro8ysbo1_500.gif A rubber band or rubber glove would have been sufficient.:D