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Old Jan 12, 2012, 6:54 PM   #1
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I've just bought a fisheye by besel, and put the step down ring on it, in removing the fisheye the 52mm-46mm is stuck fast to the front. Daren't try to shift it as might cause damage to the lens itself.

I hope someone can help as I normally have a UV filter on the front so I don't scratch the lens itself.

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Old Jan 12, 2012, 8:08 PM   #2
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I've just bought a fisheye by besel, and put the step down ring on it, in removing the fisheye the 52mm-46mm is stuck fast to the front. Daren't try to shift it as might cause damage to the lens itself.

I hope someone can help as I normally have a UV filter on the front so I don't scratch the lens itself.

Thank you
Sounds like you need a filter wrench (available on eBay). http://goo.gl/kOiBM
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 8:06 AM   #3
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have you tried one of those plastic pads made to help you open stuck pickle jar lids? I had an issue on my HS10 with a stuck filter that was screwed on too tight and that help me get it loose.

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However you try to remove the offender- make sure you hold the lens barrel with the other hand- not the outer barrel/body. You may have to switch it on to get the barrel to extend for some grip-even zooming out a bit.
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If you don't have a filter wrench, try a rubber band around the filter, and be sure to hold the lens as mentioned.
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 3:15 PM   #6
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I hope you haven't cross-threaded the adapter, as this would make it difficult to use filters after you do get it off. If it is just stuck, once you do get it removed, I would recommend using a bit of candle wax to lubricate the threads. With the wax applied to the male threads, screw the adapter on and off a few times to distribute the wax. Brush off any residue, and you shouldn't have any more trouble.

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