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Old Aug 4, 2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Will the FZ28 (or 35) take a filter?

I've always protected my lenses with a UV filter and occasionally use other filters for other purposes. I have one on my FZ5. But a friend who owns the FZ28 says you can't screw a filter onto that lens. Is this true? And does anyone know if it's also true about the FZ35?

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Old Aug 4, 2009, 6:51 PM   #2
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Yes, the FZ28 will take a filter. 46mm is the size to screw directly onto the lens, though there are adapters to allow use of larger filters. I don't know about the FZ35/38, but seeing as it's the same lens as the FZ28, I can only assume they have left on the threads.

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Old Aug 4, 2009, 9:08 PM   #3
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Your friend is wrong. Aaroncgi is right. You can screw in a 46mm filter, at least into the FZ28. You want to avoid a polarizer that has a handle, as it will prevent the lens from retracting. A UV or ND should be fine. I have a polarizer with no handle (a Kenko) that fits great, but it's a little thick to allow the lens cap to fit on reliably. In that situation, attach the lens hood adapter. It's about 3/8" thick and will allow you to use even the thickest polarizer and still fit the lens cap. Plus, leaving it on permanently makes it that much quicker to install the lens hood when you need it.
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by aaroncgi View Post
Yes, the FZ28 will take a filter. 46mm is the size to screw directly onto the lens, though there are adapters to allow use of larger filters...
I do have an UV filter directly attached to the lens on my FZ28. I think the adapter is meant for converter lenses rather than larger filters (not that one can not use it for that purpose). It does not make much sense to have a bulky adapter attached to the camera at all times just to accommodate a large filter. Even if you already have larger filters (I have lots of 52mm and 58mm filters plus a few larger ones I used on previous cameras), 46mm filters are fairly inexpensive and you don't need to buy a larger camera bag in order to fit the camera with the adapter mounted on it.

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