How To Install Polarizer Filter...Help!

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  1. Nightsblood

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    I know, this may sound elementary to some but, not me. Ive got a Tamron 17-50 67mm lense, and I got a Hoya 67mm polarizer filter, but I cant figure how to get it on.

    Does the clear lense thats on the Tamron screw off? Am I way off track? I dont want to go forcing stuff. Someone advise me, please.
     
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    Yes, the filter that's already on there is probably a haze filter and is more to protect the front of the lens. Just unscrew it and replace it with the polarizer. Use a light touch because if you squeeze the sides of the filter too hard you can make it bind up when you try to remove it.
     
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    THanks for the advice, but it aint budgin'. I'll keep trying.
     
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    You could just put the CPL on top of the Haze filter if you really can't get it off.
     
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    Dont think that'll work. Filters the screw on type and its the same size as the stock filter ring.
     
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    The UV is probably threaded also. Most are stackable, although it really isn't advisable because of the increased risk of flare.
     
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    Filters can often get 'stuck' and are hard to unscrew. If there is a filter on the lens, keep trying (be careful) and you should eventually get if off. You might need a 'filter wrench'...or just stop by a good photo store and see if they can get it off for you.

    To avoid a stuck filter, is a pencil on the threads before you install it.
     
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    Here's the filter wrench that Mike was talking about. Your local camera store will most likely carry something similar.

    Filter Wrench at Adorama
     
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    OK, Ive tried everything Ive found to do. Apparently, rubber gloves and rubber shoe soles are the trick but, no go on mine.

    I guess I'll take her to the camera store tomorrow or pick up the wrench. Ive been beaten by a 2 ounce filter!
     
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    You may have lost the battle, but I bet you win the war.
     
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    Just a quick question: Can I use a polarizer filter+ a UV filter at the same time? I really don't want my lens to not be covered in the time I switch from a UV to a polarizer. Haven't bought one yet...
     
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