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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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Best Step-up Ring Size?

I'm looking to get some more filters for my HV-20. Essentially, graduated neutral density and a few types of diffusion. (I'm not really convinced that the diffusions will be valuable, but I'd like play around w/ them and see how they work.)

I see that most of these filters don't come in 43mm. Some come is 49mm. And all of them come in 52mm and 55mm.

I've been told to go w/ 55mm over 52mm b/c it's always better to go larger than smaller. IDK, as I also remember hearing that some lens accessories can obstruct the AF system and degrade its performance.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:35 AM   #2
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My advice would be to purchase the largest size filters you would ever anticipate using.
Or cover the widest lens you have.
Most of my screw-on filters are 77mm.
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