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Old Nov 24, 2004, 3:18 PM   #1
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I am planning on buying a Minolta A1. I heard some people have vignetting problems with 49mm filters.

I am looking for the cheapest and most practical solution. Should I buy an expensive thin 49mm polarizing filter or buy a step up to 62mm and buy a regular polarizing filter.

Also whichfilters are recommended?? Is Tokina a good brand?



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Old Nov 26, 2004, 4:38 PM   #2
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Hi there,

I use some old 58 filters from my analogue times with a Heliopan stepup. No viginetting - even with the pol or with close-up lenses.



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Old Nov 26, 2004, 7:35 PM   #3
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You won't be able to use the A1 lens hood with a larger diameter filter and step-up ring.

The lens hood is a very important accessory for controlling lens flare from stray light entering the lens at off-axis angles. If you choose to go with the larger [62mm] filter, I would stronly encourage you to buy a suitable lens hood for that size filter.
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Old Nov 28, 2004, 3:18 PM   #4
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Hi jawz,

essentially your´re right, of course. But how do you use a pol with the lenshood?:?



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Hi jawz,
essentially your´re right, of course. But how do you use a pol with the lenshood?:?

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I use 49mm filters without any problems at all. The filter screws into inner threads on the lens. The lens hood attaches to outer threads on the lens.
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As Kalypso said, a good quality [ thin ] 49mm filter works just fine. Even some of the cheaper, thicker polarizers will only vignette slightly between 28-35mm.

I have noted in another forum that some Ax owners who use a larger filter and step-up ring have found suitable flexible rubber lens hoods. This type of lens hood fit on the filter [and or step-up ring] and is held on by friction.
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 5:33 PM   #7
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Hi there,

I just wondered... because with my thick fingers there´s no way to get between the original KM lens-hood and the filter to turn the polarizer to maximum effect. My pol has a little handle, too which would get in the way...don´t know if this is true for all pols.



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I was wondering about that too Wolfie. It seems it would be hard to turn the polarizer with the hood on
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