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Old Mar 1, 2005, 8:55 AM   #1
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i'm not buying new lens soon cause i first need flash, extra memory card, etc etc. but i'm wondering once i decide on buying the polarizer and the lens, which adapter should i use? should i just buy one specific one and then buy all my lenses and filters to work with it or should i buy them in different sizes? give me all advice and explanations you can please, very confused with adapters and step rings and whatnot:?
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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Max, have you seen this forum?

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

I have just bought my fz20 and remember that this one had more information than I could take in in one go. I'm looking at buying a UV filter soon and have returned to this forum to follow up. Hope it helps you too.
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When I made my decision it was based on which lenses I was planning on buying, I made my filter thread size choice based on the thread size for my chosen lenses.

I did not want to have to deal with any more adapters than absolutely necessary. There were a couple of reasons for this approach. First, I did not want to add any extra lens-filter distance. Second, I did not want to have to keep track of which item used which adapter.

I ended up with a tele, wide angle, & macro that all use the same thread. I also have a UV filter & linear polarizer that are the same size. Now when I want to switch configuration it is very quick and simple.

BTW I ended up with the Phayee adapter and 62mm thread for all lenses & filters.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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When I made my decision it was based on which lenses I was planning on buying, I made my filter thread size choice based on the thread size for my chosen lenses.

I did not want to have to deal with any more adapters than absolutely necessary. There were a couple of reasons for this approach. First, I did not want to add any extra lens-filter distance. Second, I did not want to have to keep track of which item used which adapter.

I ended up with a tele, wide angle, & macro that all use the same thread. I also have a UV filter & linear polarizer that are the same size. Now when I want to switch configuration it is very quick and simple.

BTW I ended up with the Phayee adapter and 62mm thread for all lenses & filters.
i'm not so sure on a wide angle lens, but i definetively want to get a tele and macro lens and i want uv, nd and polarizer filters as well. so you think getting the phayee would be a good choice? when you say "phayee adapter and 62mm thread" do you mean you got the 62mm phayee? cause it sounds like you've got all the gear i might want to get so if its good for you it should be good for me too
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I use the Phayee also. It only comes as 62mm.
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When I made my decision it was based on which lenses I was planning on buying, I made my filter thread size choice based on the thread size for my chosen lenses.

I did not want to have to deal with any more adapters than absolutely necessary. There were a couple of reasons for this approach. First, I did not want to add any extra lens-filter distance. Second, I did not want to have to keep track of which item used which adapter.

I ended up with a tele, wide angle, & macro that all use the same thread. I also have a UV filter & linear polarizer that are the same size. Now when I want to switch configuration it is very quick and simple.

BTW I ended up with the Phayee adapter and 62mm thread for all lenses & filters.
i'm not so sure on a wide angle lens, but i definetively want to get a tele and macro lens and i want uv, nd and polarizer filters as well. so you think getting the phayee would be a good choice? when you say "phayee adapter and 62mm thread" do you mean you got the 62mm phayee? cause it sounds like you've got all the gear i might want to get so if its good for you it should be good for me too
Phayee comes in 62mm and requires a step ring for 55mm. Forget about their hoods. The only hood that gives protection up to 250mm is the Hama hood.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 5:38 PM   #7
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What I mean is I decided I wanted the TCON 14b because of personal impression of numerous reviews and comparisons I read here & elsewhere - the TCON has a 62mm thread - so I looked for adapters and other lenses & filters that had 62mm thread as well.

I decided on the WCON 8e wide angle & the Nikon 6t macro because they were both good performing 62mm thread lenses. I decided on the Phayee because it has 62mm threads (indeed it is only available as a 62mm thread, Rong sells other step rings that do not add too much distance, I have not used them).- there are other adapters with 62mm threads that apparently also perform well - this forum is full of comments on the various types.

Filters were last on the list, because they are available in just about any size that you might pick for a tele, wide, or marco lens.

There are a bunch of people with 55, 58, or 62mm size lens, adapter,& filter combos - all happy with their setups. To me the goal was to avoid any additional step up/down adapters with my setup - while getting good quality optics.

Ther is no one answer, you need to think of what you want, read the forums, & make a choice.
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