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Old Jan 29, 2012, 7:31 PM   #11
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Those pads you use to twist off jar lids works well. and sometimes you can even use a mouse pad. If it's really stuck, you can use a strap wrench, but make sure the strap is only on the filter and not the lens barrel.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 10:53 PM   #12
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Another possibility, if other methods fail, is a filter wrench, such as this:http://www.adorama.com/FLFWB.html
I would also recommend, once you get it removed, applying a bit of hard candle wax to the filter threads, inserting and removing a couple times, then blowing off any residue. This should keep it from seizing up. Liquid lubes are not recommended, as the tend to migrate, and can contaminate the lens.

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Great tip on the candle wax, thanks.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 8:25 PM   #14
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Crayons work too.
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