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Good idea, but doesn't work great...
on March 31, 2010
I have a Canon Rebel digital camera. I usually only use one filter, a UV mainly as a lens protector.
If you don't give these a twist every once in awhile, they will get frozen to your lens.
I found this out many years ago after my filter got cracked and I had to replace it. I finally got it to loosen after wrapping a large rubber band around it for grip and was able to replace it.
A couple of months ago I noticed some smudges on my filter and decided to pull it off to give it a good cleaning. Once again, it was frozen in place. I was at the time in process of ordering some lens cap holders for the camera from Amazon and ran across these filter wrenches. They were inexpensive so I thought I would give them a try, a little more professional I felt than my old rubber band trick.
I was excited when they arrived and immediately put them to work getting my frozen filter off of my Canon lens.
I was very disapointed. Even though they have an inside ridged ring to wrap around the filter, they were inadequate to get enough grip to loosen the filter. After several attempts I finally went off in search of a large rubber band, which once again worked.
So these wrenches now reside in my camera bag, along with my large rubber band, which I am sure will come out first before the wrenches.
But for now, I am giving the filter and occasional twist so I may not need either one a long time!