It’s a common story on the internet. Someone drops their lens, luck enough they have a filter on which protects the front element however the filter gets squashed and stuck. Usually you take your lens off to your local repairer leave it for a few days and pick it up as good as new.
This latest story has done the rounds on the Internet over the past few days. Craig Pulsifer, travel photographer, posted the
methods that he was told to use by Canon Professional Services on his blog. Of course it’s gone viral.
You’ll need some tools for this:
- Ballpein Hammer
Step 1. Use a hacksaw to cut the rim of the filter down to the glass
Step 2. Use Ballpein hammer to strike filter glass in progressively harder taps until filter glass breaks.
Step 3. Pick out shattered glass of filter.
Step 4. Blow off glass/metal bits, then using pliers, bend/peel edges of filter rim into the centre of the filter to pull pressure off of inner threads of lens.
Step 5. Using pliers, bend/peel edges of filter rim into the centre of the filter to pull pressure off of inner threads of lens.
Step 6. Again, blow off glass/metal bits, and replace with new filter.
Step 7. Praise God that it worked!
I wonder if this is how they do it when you drop your lens off at the camera repairer. For what it’s worth I would rather pay to have someone do it, if this is the case. I don’t think I could bring myself to attack a lens with a hacksaw.
Source(s): Craig Pulsifer’s Blog