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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-17-2014

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

A fat rubber band works a charm for this problem. Just wrap it around the filter, it grips well enough to allow for most stuck filters.

GFP
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Registered: ‎11-21-2014

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

Even though it's solved i'm going to add my 2 cents in here....

 

If you're in the field with no rubber band or hairdryer then use the soul of your trainer... it applies an even rubber pressure around the ring.... easy as pie. Unfortunately polarisers are a whole other ball game!

 

Best,

 

G

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎06-11-2018

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

What if I have put on the filter the wrong way round?

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Registered: ‎01-27-2018

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

Check this posting of mine. I had the same issue a couple of weeks back and found a perfect, cheap and safe solution to remove stuck filters "How to remove a stuck filter from front element"

 

In short, all you need is 2 zip ties, you may get away with just one, but it really depends on the diameter of the filter and how long your zip tie is. Good luck,

LV

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Registered: ‎09-22-2018

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

My son was apparently having this problem. Im guessing that he forced it, and he said he heard a popping noise, the lense retracted and now will not work. Smiley Sad So, I don't know much about cameras. Does anyone know if this means that the lense is now completely broken. Is it something that can be fixed? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

What lens?

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Registered: ‎09-22-2018

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

he said it was a 18-55mm. Does that seem right?

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Registered: ‎09-22-2018

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens

He has a T7I
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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens


@Knapjb3 wrote:

My son was apparently having this problem. Im guessing that he forced it, and he said he heard a popping noise, the lense retracted and now will not work. Smiley Sad So, I don't know much about cameras. Does anyone know if this means that the lense is now completely broken. Is it something that can be fixed? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


You say the lens dos not work, so I assume that means it refuses to auto focus.  You mention is was an 18-55mm lens.  If he heard a popping noise, then he could have dislodged the AF motors from their intrernal focusing lenses.  He may have been holding it by the focusing ring.  It also sounds like he tightened it far more than need be.  A lens filter only needs to be snug.  Temperature changes can cause filters to become really tight, which necessitates the use of a lens wrench to remove the filter.

 

This is not an uncommon problem for the older 18-55mm lens designs.  The lenses lack a manual focus overrride feature, which would allow the user to turn the focus ring when the lens is in AF mode.  The older lenses, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II,  do not have manual override, so turning the focus ring can jam the AF motors.

 

https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Lenses/Autofocus-not-working-18-55mm-lens/m-p/138114#M5459

 

Please refer to the third post by Canon Product Expert Julius in the above thread.  He describes a fix for unjamming the AF motors on a specific lens model.  I suspect that your issue meets the description.  Read the first page carefully.  Later posts describe problems people have experienced, and what they did to correct their issue.  

The fix is not for the faint of heart.  You must twist the lens as he describes until it “pops” again.  It will seem as if you are destroying the lens, which is not far from the truth.  But, the lens is already ruined in its present state, so what is the worst that can happen.  The crunching popping sound would hopefully be the AF motors popping back into place.

This is not an uncommon problem because new users frequently look through the viewfinder, while reaching up to turn the zoom ring.  But, they turn the focusing ring, instead of the zoom ring, and jam up the AF motors.  I have done it, too.

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Can´t remove UV filter from lens


@Knapjb3 wrote:
He has a T7I

If he has a T7i, then it is likely that he has STM version of the 18-55mm lens.  The “fix” I posted above does not apply to STM lenses, because they have manual focus override.  

When you say the lens “does not work”, does that mean it no longer focuses?  Is there an aperture problem?  What exactly?

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