Ever have a filter get stuck on the front of your lens? I personally have not, but I can imagine how irritating it can be. Travel photographer (and friend of mine) Craig Pulsifer posted the method he was instructed to use by Canon Professional Services to his blog. His warning: this is not for the faint of heart.
1. Use hacksaw to cut rim of the filter down to the glass.
2. Use Ballpein hammer to strike filter glass in progressively hard taps until filter glass breaks.
3. Pick out shattered glass of filter.
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.
5. Using pliers, bend/peel edges of filter rim into the centre of the filter to pull pressure off of inner threads of lens.
6. Again, blow off glass/metal bits, and replace with new filter.
7. Praise God that it worked!
How have you gotten a stuck filter off the front of your lens? Have you tried this method before? Let us know in the comments below!