Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 11, 2005, 7:27 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2

I have an FZ20 with a Hoya UV filter, and I also bought a linear polarizer for it. Now I'm buying a rubber hood (72mm) since I have the Phayee adapter. The problem I see with this is that I can't see how you adjust the polarizer while the hood is on there!

Actually, I just ordered the hood and then had the thought. I wonder if I should get a 62mm hood so it can go on the outside threads of the polarizer. That way I could at least adjust it. But I wonder about vignetting.

I am very new to all this and wonder if some folks can shed some light on use of a polarizer with a rubber hood. Thanks.
wolfes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 11, 2005, 8:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
squirl033's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,541

i'm not sure if acollapsible hood threaded onto the 72mm "outside" threads on the adapter would interfere with adjusting the filter or not, but i have a phayee adapter, and find it workswell with a 62mmhood. i just screw the hood onto the polarizer, and then it's easy to adjust the polarizer by simply turning the hood.

since you only need the polarizer on bright, sunny days when the hood is a good idea anyway, the two work well together. i have no problem with vignetting, unless i forget to fold back the hood when i use lower zoom settings (i.e. < 4-5x). if you collapse the hood as you're supposed to do when using wide angle settings, there's no vignetting at all.
squirl033 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:13 AM.