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08-26-2012, 05:21 AM   #1
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DA40 + Filter + Hood: Do I need "slim" Filters?

Hi,

I'm looking to get the DA40, I want to use filters (ND, polarizer) and I would like to keep the original hood on.
By how much can I increase the distance between hood and lens before it starts to vignette? Do I need "slim" filters?
I might, on occasion, want to use a polarizer and ND-filter, will that work and am I going to need "slim" filters in that case?

I hope, you can help me out.


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08-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Do slim filters have an actual thread on the front, i don't believe so... so you cant mount the hood when using one.
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Provided the filter has 49mm threads on the front to attach the hood it should work. I have used a regular CPL on that lens with no sign of vignetting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I have used a regular CPL on that lens with no sign of vignetting.
I also use a normal CPL + the hood but Jan wants to use CPL + ND + hood, i doubt that will work.

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I can do without CPL+ND+hood, if CPL/ND + hood works, I'll be fine.
I might very rarely use CPL+ND but that'll be fine without a hood.
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That solution should work for sure.
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OK, you got me curious. I often use CPL plus ND when shooting waterfalls, but never with 40mm that I remember. So here is a test shot with lens + CPL + 3 UV filters + hood. There might be a bit of vignetting, or not, I am not 100% sure but it is not much if any. And that is with a total of 4 filters stacked, CPL plus three UV. So I think you will be just fine with CPL and ND.
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Great, I'm looking to use all my lenses with a step-down ring to 49mm for filters and further step-down rings to make compact lens hoods as far as the lenses allow without vignetting.

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OK, you got me curious. I often use CPL plus ND when shooting waterfalls, but never with 40mm that I remember. So here is a test shot with lens + CPL + 3 UV filters + hood. There might be a bit of vignetting, or not, I am not 100% sure but it is not much if any. And that is with a total of 4 filters stacked, CPL plus three UV. So I think you will be just fine with CPL and ND.
Thanks, that's good to hear.

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