45mm lens protection

xpanlover

New Member
If you use a UV filter for protection of xpan 45mm lens- does it have to be a thin rimmed to avoid any vignetting ?
 

ferrellmc

New Member
>Are you using the center weighted filter? It's expensive protection but recall what the len costs. Stick with something around that thickness. Here's what I do with filters not used for protection. I use a 72mm filter in front of the center weighted filter. I hold it in place with a product called the McCl&. Try McCl&.com. The site is still under construction but you'll get the idea. The McCl& will also allow you to hold soft grad filters in front of the lens to balance exposure. Sure you can't get too fancy in locating the grad but I just go with halfway. The results can be really impressive. I've also held polarizing filters in front of the lens.
 

flanders

New Member
G'day, I'm new here. I'm close to buying a xpanII/TX-2 & trying to take all things into consideration. Similar to Afzal, I'm hoping to use a Heliopan Linear Polarizer over the centre filter & have a UV over the centre filter when the Polarizer isn't on.
Any problems with vignetting?
 

toona

New Member
Afzal, I use 'normal' (eg Hoya) filters including coloured ones for B&W, and haven't noticed any vignetting other than the light fall off that the centre is for?

Hello Ben...I presume you are another Aussie!

Is there a reason to keep a UV on when the centre filter is on? Apart from protecting the more expensive filter, of course, but this will be at some small optical cost.

I suspect the major 'problem' with the polariser is assessing its effect rather than vignetting...anyway, such things are not a reason not to buy the camera.
 
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