View Full Version : Dented filter

10-27-2013, 11:17 AM
Hi Everyone.
My hd filter some how got dented on the side and now it won't turn. Other then that the filter is not scratched and it is still new :(. Can this be fixed? And if so where can I get it fixed?


Vincent Brady
11-19-2013, 02:07 PM
I recall seeing a type of vice grips to aid in the removal of filters and perhaps that might still be available. Other than that the old cure for a stuck filter was to press a rubber sole shoe up tight against the filter and twist the lens.

Rafal Lukawiecki
11-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Assuming it is stuck on your lens, and you are trying to remove it: Get a sheet of silicone rubber (or some other grippy material that won't damage the glass) and press on the filter gently but firmly towards the lens, face on, while turning it to unlock. Don't squeeze the sides, but press the ring, preferably all along the rim, not inwards or sideways, but in the direction of the camera.

In general, aluminium-barrel filters tend to do this, the brass ones less so.

If your filter is off but won't attach, then the barrel is too dented, and you'd be best off replacing the barrel while retaining the glass, if it's worth it. Some filter manufacturers will do this for you.