About 7 years ago my niece wanted a of her own. They asked for my opinion & I didn't want them paying for a brand new low-end (like a D3100) thinking my niece might lose interest & ditch the hobby. So I gave her my then already 5-year old , & said "if you don't want it anymore, don't trash it, give it back to me". I bought myself a . Eventually her father got her a simple mirrorless camera. This week I thought I'd keep a & got my D80 back.

She'd stopped using it a few years now, but kept it in good condition. 👌 She lost the grey & though. 🙄 I didn't want to buy another (it's different from the ). Luckily my old MB-D80 Multi-power Battery Pack has an AA 6-pc battery holder, so I went & got some more batteries and... my is alive!! 😀

Only problem is I can't unscrew the . Apparently somebody didn't put it back on perfectly & now it's stuck... and dirty inside. 😣

@evelynyap just use some Gaffer tape to grab the filter. You can also make a double sided piece, and stick it to a table/flat surface if the filter is on straight, but just stuck.

The filter wasn't put on straight. It's not perfectly flat on the lens. 🙁

@evelynyap you can use tape around the filter, and channelock pliers then

Okay, so I looked up channel lock pliers, and I think I know how to go about using that to try and free my stuck filter from the , but... (please pardon my ignorance and cluelessness) how does the tape around the filter help? :blobcatpeek:

@evelynyap it helps the pliers stick, let's you use less pressure,and not mar everything. gaffer tape leaves no residue.

So I never found gaffers tape or any suitable substitute, and had no luck with pliers in trying to free my from a dirty lens .

Then tonight I had an epiphany. :asuna_but:

Behold, the that helped free my lens from a stuck filter!
:sparkles_light: my travel steamer (for clothes)
:sparkles_light: a rubber glove

Yes! Finally I was able to take the filter off the lens and it. 😀

Now, why hadn't I thought of that before... :blobfacepalm:

@evelynyap Always good to have a back up. You'll probably also use it occasionally, "just because."

True. ☝️😀

I thought it'd be in poor condition after all those years.

Still looks good. Still works. Except that the inside of the filter looks a little mangy and I can't unscrew it and clean inside because it's stuck. 🙄

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