Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon Lenses

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 19, 2005, 1:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
AlpineMan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 357

Is it advisable to put a regular 82mm UV filter (or any filter for that matter) on this lens? I noticed that the lens hood ring has threads which may allow me to attach a an 82mm filter instead of using a gel filter (whatever that is). If I do put a regular filter, the distance from the filter to the lens glass itself would be approximately 1 inch. Will that cause any bad side effects on photo quality? Thanks.
AlpineMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 19, 2005, 5:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
NHL's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,567

Around ~14-15mm is where the hood will vignette

I don't use a UV but a polarizer instead, and slide the whole hood assembly off when I go wider; otherwise the hood/filter also double as protection...
NHL 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 1:01 AM.