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Gawd69

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Spacer ring stuck to my vx
« on: November 19, 2022, 06:03:17 PM »
Any tricks or tips to get spacer rings off of my vx / step up rings unstuck from themselves?

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Re: Spacer ring stuck to my vx
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 07:35:22 AM »
If you have a Exercise Band kicking around, wrap it around the filter and use it as grip.  If that does not work I have used vise grips, but just plan on destroying the filter.  While doing both make sure your have a hand on the front element holding it tight so you don't cause any damage to the camera.

Good luck.

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Re: Spacer ring stuck to my vx
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2022, 12:40:18 PM »
Put you shoe on your hand and press it against the filter and twist. Worked well for me in the past. Fresh shoes work best.

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Re: Spacer ring stuck to my vx
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2022, 07:22:17 AM »
Put you shoe on your hand and press it against the filter and twist. Worked well for me in the past. Fresh shoes work best.

yeah the shoe trick always works if the filter is protruding from the front of the lens, or otherwise if it's recessed in you can use a soft cruiser wheel to get it started

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Re: Spacer ring stuck to my vx
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2022, 06:10:17 PM »
Thank you everyone I got it off!