Quote Originally Posted by Steve Mack View Post
Hi, everybody,

I really like my Bessa R with the 35mm "kit" lens, but I would like to be able to add the occasional filter to it. Problem is, I can't unscrew the lens hood to add the occasional filter. It's stuck tight, and I don't want to apply so much force that I break the lens. Does anyone have suggestions how I can safely remove the lens hood without applying massive force?

Thanks to all.

With best regards,

Steve Mack
Have you tried wrapping a rubber band around the lens hood and then trying to unscrew it with the MINIMUM possible force (so that the hood doesn't distort and tighten)? Hold the hood if possible with all 4 fingers and your thumb to distribute the pressure as evenly as possible.