By using the grippy tread from the sole of your shoe and twisting the filter, you’ll be able to loosen most stubborn filters!
If you have ever struggled to remove a lens filter that’s been screwed on too tightly or perhaps bent and damaged from an accident, you’ll know how frustrating it can be! Some home-made tricks include using rubber bands for extra grip, or even two cable ties – one around the filter and one around the tip of the lens, pulled in different directions.
However, of all the tips we’ve seen, this one seems to be most genius yet! By using the grippy tread from the sole of your shoe and twisting the filter, you’ll be able to loosen even the most stubborn ones!
Here’s the rundown:
While holding onto the lens, push the shoe down on the front of the filter, making sure that the tread grips the entire ring around it, then simply twist your hands (in the right direction, hopefully!). It might be best to place the back of the lens on a sturdy table while pushing down with the shoe.
That’s it! Let us know if this works for you!
By the way: In case you have never seen it, a shoe can also be used to open a bottle of wine – here’s a quick video demo.