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Old July 8th, 2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Does the VCL-HG0872 hold filters?

I just ordered this lens for my FX1 but I'd still like to add a polarizer. Suggestions?
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Old July 8th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #2
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I just ordered this lens for my FX1 but I'd still like to add a polarizer. Suggestions?
I have mine in front of me, and there are no front threads for a filter. There are some nice-looking grooves on the metal surrounding the front element , though they don't appear to be useful for gripping, not even for the lens hood. Given that amount of effort put into the grooving, I would have REALLY appreciated front filter threads.
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Discuraging but i guess ill do it in post.
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Discuraging but i guess ill do it in post.
I'm sure you can buy an inexpensive clamp-on filter holder. At the very least, you can buy an expensive mattebox that can hold the filter. Chuckle. What was Sony thinking when they didn't include front filter threads on a wide angle converter for an HD camera? I guess they don't see that anyone will buy a set of filters for their specialty filter diameter and just use a matt box.

Can you really do effective polarization in post ?

Have you seen the wide angle converters by 16x9 , that include front filter threading ?
http://16x9inc.com/products/16x9/169...1-son-z1u.html

Careful, though. The 0.7x has 95mm filter threads while the 0.75EX doesn't appear to have any.

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