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08-28-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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FA 77 ltd UV filter or built in hood

With a B&W filter installed I cannot use the bult in hood. Should I get a rubber 49mm lens hood or ditch the filter?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
ditch the filter
but, if you're using the lens on a dslr, I'd also recommend getting a third party metal* hood that's about 1.5x longer that the built-in.

* If you put a rubber hood on that lens, I will track you down and smack you!
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Ditch the filter unless there is some photographic reason to have one (CPL, ND, etc).



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??? Never had a problem using the hood with a B+W filter.
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UV filter or hood on 77 ltd

I have a 49mm filter on it but the hood won't come out. I want the best quality I can get, so I will look for a good metal hood I guess for a 105mm lens, that should be close to 1.5x....any thoughts on where to find a 49mm UV filter for a 105mm lens?
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You are over thinking this. Ditch the filter and just use the in built hood.
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You are over thinking this. Ditch the filter and just use the in built hood.
+1 on this

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FA 77 UV filter or hood

Thanks, the UV filter is off. BTW, the hood will not extend with a B&W UV MRC filter on it
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I am using a Tiffen UV Protector, and it does not interfere with the hood. However, the lens cap doesn't want to stay on now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
Thanks, the UV filter is off. BTW, the hood will not extend with a B&W UV MRC filter on it
Hi, are you using the B+W "slim" type? I got one for my kit 18-55mmWR and the supplied lens hood cannot be mounted with the filter on. I changed to a normal profile one, the filter can be mounted. I guess the "slim" type filter ring may be slightly bigger towards the front end thus hoods with tight tolerance may not be able to mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jon_tan Quote
Hi, are you using the B+W "slim" type? I got one for my kit 18-55mmWR and the supplied lens hood cannot be mounted with the filter on. I changed to a normal profile one, the filter can be mounted. I guess the "slim" type filter ring may be slightly bigger towards the front end thus hoods with tight tolerance may not be able to mount.
That must be it. I remember now I had a similar problem with one of those on a Voigtländer lens. It did some switching and everything worked out fine.
BTW, yes I have filters on all my lenses
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QuoteOriginally posted by jon_tan Quote
Hi, are you using the B+W "slim" type? I got one for my kit 18-55mmWR and the supplied lens hood cannot be mounted with the filter on. I changed to a normal profile one, the filter can be mounted. I guess the "slim" type filter ring may be slightly bigger towards the front end thus hoods with tight tolerance may not be able to mount.
Not exactly the issue. The hood on the 77mm isn't removable. So, mounting isn't an issue. However, since Franky pull the hood out with the filter mounted it would seem the outer diameter is blocking the hood.

FWIW, I've never put a filter on my 77mm, but just checked my Marumi CPL and it did not interfere with the hood.

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