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How to fix a stuck filter

The following method was explained to me by a Canon Professional Service technician.  Note: this procedure is not recommended for the faint of heart!

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Jiggi
Jiggi
7 years ago

My UV filter stuck on my canon 55-250mm lens, i tried too much , even service center also tried, finally , one local service center has some tool to catch filter and broke the filter ring and removed it.
He was telling that i need to remove filter when not in use for long time. Any how small self service for lens is required every month, so i do it.

Michael Delman
Michael Delman
7 years ago

I can testify that this works! A visiting relative just came home with a cracked filter. Having read this on another site recently I tried a variation using a metal file and it worked like a charm! Thanks for the great idea.

CP
CP
7 years ago
Reply to  Michael Delman

Very glad it worked for you, Mike. There have been a lot of alternate methods suggested in other forums where this article appeared – most of the methods are far less invasive and I would definitely use the method above only as a last resort. 😉

Allan
Allan
7 years ago

😆 not bad 😆
Give me a tip : how to fix a stuck lens?

CP
CP
7 years ago
Reply to  Allan

Yikes, get thee to a service center and quick! Unless of course you want to saw the whole thing in half (kidding).

Kelly Bolin
Kelly Bolin
7 years ago

Are you kidding me? Why not just use an oil filter wrench from your local automotive supply store?

CP
CP
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly Bolin

That’s a fair question, Kelly, but I’d already tried a rubber grip and a bottle wrench but it wouldn’t even budge. The techs at Canon Professional Service warned that any extra effort might strip the threads of the lens itself. I grant you this is a pretty extreme approach, but bottom line is that it worked!

Brandon Dorsey
7 years ago

Ahh, scary procedure. I’m never a fan of seeing such tools around expensive gear.

flaskis
flaskis
7 years ago
Reply to  Brandon Dorsey

I would say that using tools like that just demands that you know what you’re doing. I wouldn’t doubt using those tools in such a situation if I knew what I was doing.

CP
CP
7 years ago
Reply to  flaskis

Hahaha – you got that right, Sascha. This was a last resort approach for me (having tried everything else) and I did wind up going over the procedure with the repair desk at Canon 2X before attempting it!

Brandon Dorsey
7 years ago
Reply to  flaskis

Haha, fair enough. 🙂

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