Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/10/31

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Subject: [Leica] Stuck Filter
From: red735i at (Frank Filippone)
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:44:03 -0700
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Barring the probability of actually having 2 rubbery ( or silicone) pads big
enough to pull this off.... and just in case it is an emergency and you just
MUST get them apart......

This is a last ditch technique.....

Using 2 sneakers. Put filters to be separated between sneaker bottoms.... DO
NOT WEAR SNEAKERS..... USE YOUR HANDS..... twist one with respect to the
other... the filters should come right off......


Frank Filippone
Red735i at

I have been told that placing the filter face down on a rubber sheet will
give you enough friction to unscrew the step-up ring.  Might be worth a try.

> I'm trying to get organized and pack photo stuff for Italy.  I have a 
> yellow 62 filter that is stuck on a 58-62 step-up ring.  I went so far 
> as to buy filter wrenches, I've heated and cooled and wet them.  
> Nothing works.  Tom can't get them apart.  The rims are so narrow that 
> it's almost impossible to get a grip on them even with the filter
> Does anybody have any suggestions or tricks to get them apart?
> Tina

In reply to: Message from images at (Tina Manley) ([Leica] Stuck Filter)
Message from jhnichols at (Jim Nichols) ([Leica] Stuck Filter)