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Old Jul 17, 2004, 10:46 AM   #1
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Hi all, I need to buy a protective filter for my FZ10 and my son's fZ1. Can you make any suggestions on brand and place to buy? Also I will need a lens cap for both. I think the cap will work on the fz10, but what about the fz1?
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 11:42 PM   #2
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I usually buy the better filters: Hoya HMC Super , B&W and Nikon are some good ones. You might want to consider using a Yoshida, (or similar) adapter, with your filter. That way you can use say a 55mm with the Yoshida instead of a 77mm with the Panasonic hood. It will cost you only slightly more because of the increased cost of the 77mm and you'll have an adapter to boot. Make sure you get one with front threads so you can still attach the lens cap. You may also want to consider picking-up a rubber lens shade to prevent flare. It would screw onto the front of the fliter.
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Old Jul 18, 2004, 1:01 AM   #3
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I think the lens hood comes with the FZ10 is 72mm. I fitted a sunpak 72mm uv filter just for protecting the lens.
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Old Jul 18, 2004, 1:26 AM   #4
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Indeed, the lens hood has a 72mm thread. Otherwise, good advice, Guerito.

I've just been experimenting with a 72->62 step down ring plus a 62mm Hoya linear polariser. My Yoshida 1062S is on its way and I couldn't wait to experiment.

Results: a polariser really helps with many outdoor shots, especially over water. It seems to help general scenery shots by toning down the sky. An all round good idea, and I'll be practicing some more so that I get full value from it.

The down side: I got lens flare because I wasn't using a hood on the end. When I tried to use a 62mm multiposition rubber hood there was too much vignetting. There was some vignetting anyway because the standard hood puts a 62mm filter too far from the lens, but that won't be a problem when I get my Yoshida. I'm hoping that this also solves the vignetting with the add-on rubber hood, or else I'll be back to the shop for a wide angle rubber hood. I'd rate a hood as essential to avoid flare.

Final note: I decided on 62mm instead of 55mm with the Yoshida to avoid vignetting. Hopefully that plan works! But if I had picked 55mm I think the original lens cap will fit that. I had to buy a cheap and very ugly 62mm cap.

So, in summary, I agree with Guerito: get a 3rd party adapter and some smaller filters. Get a hood too.
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Old Jul 19, 2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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akirabbq wrote:
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I think the lens hood comes with the FZ10 is 72mm. I fitted a sunpak 72mm uv filter just for protecting the lens.
Yes indead, it is 72mm. I've been using my Drebel a lot lately and got confused.
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