I am sure this is not the first time it has happened to anyone so perhaps someone has a trick to loosen a filter. I try to be careful and not over tighten a filter as I mount it but somehow it has gotten 'stuck'. It is a metal Hoya on a plastic barrel, does anyone know of a trick to loosen the filter with out torqueing the filter/lens barrel so hard that the lens are moved knocked out of proper focus alignment?
Swamp, Welcome to the Hog!
BTW, there's a simple test for reality.
Hang your camera around your neck and look in the mirror!
If you see yourself, you're real.
If you don't see yourself, your not a real photographer!!!
Unless you are a vampire!!!
Thanks for all the comments - I am always learning something new.
I should have asked for advice or opinions before acquiring some of my current lens but after the fact am asking for your views, opinions or suggestions. I have had Nikon equipment since an early film 8008. Tried some other brands and still use Nikon as my go to equipment. I do some domestic and international travel so my subjects range from individual people to distance landscapes. I have a D5300 and a D7200 with the kit lens Nikon DX VR AF-S Nikkor 18-140mm 3.5-5.6 G ED. These seem to work well for most situations. In case I wanted to get out a little further I also have a Nikon DX VR II AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 4-5.6 II ED, and a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm VR 4.5-5.6 G ED and when I really want to touch someone a Nikon VR AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm 5.6 E ED. My question comes down to the quality, sharpness, and focus ability of my lenses. I have heard various comments on the board about some ‘glass’ being good or some not so good. Are there any suggestion about possibly swapping out some of my current lens for something that would be considered better glass (sharper image, faster focusing or bigger aperture etc)? Thanks for any suggestions.