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| p.1 #14 · Question about clear/UV filter for Leica lens. |
Ugh, I'm at a loss with this filter thing. My new Cokin Harmonie ultra-slim filter has been working well for the last week or two...until I tried to mount my lens hood today. It seems that the filter ring is very slightly wider at the top than most filters, so neither of my Leica lens hoods clip on like usual, because the filter rim gets in the way. I went to look at that new slim B+W XS filter, and they actually mention that this could be a problem with their slim filter, too. I looked at everything else out there, and nothing looks more slim than my usual B+W filters, outside of these two ultra slims that cause clearance issues.
So, now I have to decide whether I deal with a little more vignetting, so that I can use my hood, or I forego hood usage altogether and just use my hand from time to time. When I carry my camera around daily, I don't use a hood, but I do like to use one when I go out to shoot with a purpose. Argh! Of course, if the darn front element of these collapsibles wasn't so soft, I'd just avoid using a filter altogether, but no such luck.
I still love the lens, though.