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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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I just myself a set of filter for my ex, i didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on them, so i got a cheap set from ebay for about $50. I will be getting a good set in the future but only have about 50-100 bucks to spend now.

When i put on the of the filter on the camera i could not fit the lens cap thing over the filter, it seems the filter is too deep. I know i read somewhere that the lens hood was made to be deep enough to fit a filter.

My queston is... should i send the filters back and get a set that fit with the hood, or is this normal for most filters.

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can anyone recomend a polarizing and UV filter set in about the 50-100 dollar range.

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Old April 5th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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it is deep enough for a filter, but not a mounted pola. The B+W pola I have won't fit with the lens shade either.

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Old April 5th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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I use a B+W Slim polarizing filter. It doesn't have threads on the front of the filter, but will fit under the hood.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #4
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I got burnt big time with a B+W polo on the front of the EX, my old mattebox didn't fit so i grabbed the pola from my SLR as the screw thread was the same however i got massive flare and internal reflections at some angles. I think the included hood can't shade properly when there is a filter right on the end of the camera. I thought i was seeing flare on the LCD itself, but i realised too late that it was capturing that. Once i took the filter off i got better results without. Very annoying as obviously the best takes had it on!

So double check what you're seeing as it can flare in certain situations.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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I use a B+W Slim polarizing filter. It doesn't have threads on the front of the filter, but will fit under the hood.
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Pete, What is your experience with that filter?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #6
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Atti,
I've had no problems with unintentional flare with the filter, but I am paranoid about light on the face of a lens. I don't depend on the lens hood when I'm shooting in the direction of a light source.

I use the multi-coated version of the filter. That might make a small difference. It, unfortunately, is well out of Brendan's budget range.

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