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Old Jan 17, 2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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I recently purchased my A200. The sales rep suggested that I get a Rodenstock 49mm UV filter to protect the lens. I told him that some people were experiencing focusing problems with their A2 due to using a filter. He informed me that this can happen due to reflection if not using a coated filter. Any comments?
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 4:24 PM   #2
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I recently purchased my A200. The sales rep suggested that I get a Rodenstock 49mm UV filter to protect the lens. I told him that some people were experiencing focusing problems with their A2 due to using a filter. He informed me that this can happen due to reflection if not using a coated filter. Any comments?
you do not HAVE to use a filter. . .but it is risky not using one, as if you lens gets damaged, your camera is pretty much done (you have to get the lens replaced, which is not cheap) I would suggest using a Hoya 49mm filter, such as this one
http://www.adorama.com/HY49UVM.html?...20UV&item_no=3
I use UV filters on my D 7Hi, and my D A2, and my D S414, and I have had no problems.
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Old Jan 18, 2005, 6:42 PM   #3
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"I recently purchased my A200 . . . "
Hi AGiaccio! :bye:

So you bought an A200! GRRRRREAT! Please tell us how things are going with your new A200. There are LOTS of folks on this K-M forums page that would KILL to get some feed-back from you!

Please let us know how it's going with your A200.

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He informed me that this can happen due to reflection if not using a coated filter. Any comments?
From experience, using my Fuji S602, the filter only presented me with a problem when using super macro mode and focusing down to about 0.5 inch when dust on the filter became the object of the focusing mechanism of the camera; once removed the auto focus worked fine.

I can't see any reason why a UV filter, or any other filter come to that, should present problems.

I'm looking forward to getting my A200 & putting it through it's paces.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 11:14 AM   #5
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Can anyone please tell me where the best place in the UK to pick up filters for the A200?



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Old Jan 31, 2005, 1:15 PM   #6
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Bristol Cameras are selling the Slim Minolta Skylight filter for about £20.

I've currently got an oldHoya Skylight on mine from my old Pentax MX to protect the lens BUT am experiencing vignetting more noticeable on the top right side than the left - so I'd definitely go for a slim version to avoid this.


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