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Old Dec 20, 2005, 9:36 AM   #1
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Just purchased the Fuji S5200 as my first digicam and was wondering if current users put a clear filter on the front of the lense when shooting to protect the lense. Id so does this have any negative effective on picture quality.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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I have a Fuji S5100. I often use a clear UV filter. My experience is that it does not adversely affect the quality of my photos. In fact, when I was experimenting the other day taking some pictures on a rather hazy day, it improved the pictures quite noticeably. You might also consider a skylight filter if you do a lot of outdoor photography. Some people like that filter because it has just a slight coloration that enhances colors just a bit. Also, be aware that you will need to purchase a different lens cap because the one that Fuji provides will not attach itself to a filter. The size you are looking for is 52 mm.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 4:31 PM   #3
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Greats for the tip.
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 8:37 PM   #4
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The filter size for the S5200 is 55mm. I have 4 filters for mine and they are all 55mm.
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Don't know what I was thinking. You are correct about the size being 55 mm. Sorry about that.
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Also, be aware that you will need to purchase a different lens cap because the one that Fuji provides will not attach itself to a filter.
The slide-on friction-fit lens caps common to a lot of cameras - Canon uses these even on it's more expensive models - are next to useless.The lens cap that came with myS5200 is a spring-loaded affair that fits on all of my filters quite well, and it doesn't fall off. I keep a haze filter and the lens cap onmy camera all the time with no problem.

The Fuji lens cap won't stay on low-profile filters because there's not enough rim surface for them to grip. I've found that there'sreally no need to use low-profile filters on the S5200 anyway becausecheaper normal-profile ones work just fine anddon't seem tocausemuch in the way ofvignetting.


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Old Dec 22, 2005, 7:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for the great info all, I will keep that in mind when selecting a filter so I can use the same cap that the lense came with. Have any of you used the TCON-17 lense, I have read it can go directly on over the fixed lense without an adapter?
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Yes, those lens caps are really expensive!
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I am planning on getting it regardless. How is the image quality on the long end of the lense.
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