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Removing the lens to put filters on. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by AdamBaron, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. AdamBaron

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    My Polar Pro filters arrived this morning and as I suspected, I am struggling to remove the lens the Phantom shipped with. It sure is screwed on tight and that thing is so delicate that I don't want to risk messing up the gimbal. Any suggestions?
     
  2. bbfpv

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    Use less pressure.
    Use a rubber band.
    Use double sided tape.
     
  3. msinger

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    Try wrapping a rubber band around the filter so you can grip it. Then, lightly grasp and turn it. It's most likely not as tight as you think.
     
  4. cdusher

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    That's true. Surprised me. I used a rubber lens caps and it loosened easily.
     
  5. AdamBaron

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    Thanks guys. Less was more.
     
  6. Oso

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    All of the other threads with this question suggested using less pressure and perhaps a rubber band as well. I haven't tried it myself, but other posts have noted that it works. Good luck sir.
     
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    Try a clean rubber glove with palm on front of lens. Turn with palm counter clockwise. This ensures no added pressure on threads.
     
  8. FredSheldon

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    I wrapped a thin rubber jar lid opener around the lens, twisted it on one side and turned the whole thing counterclockwise. Works like a charm. Do not put any pressure on the lens with your fingers, pinch the rubber together on one side and twist.
     
  9. garykeithmead1

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    use a surgical rubber glove. gives you more grip, roll rour finger around the outside of the surround and grip looseley with your thumb. worked fine. look on youtube
     
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