Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 1
Filter for 12-24

Is a slim or thin filter required for the Pentax 12-24 lens?


03-20-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,915
Edit - some of my original reply about the filter was wrong, and I removed it. Shrugs. I'll leave the rest about the hood, though...

I have the lens but don't use filters. You might have complications with the lens hood though. It is close coverage and vignettes at 12mm if it is not fully in place as this example shows.

Last edited by SpecialK; 03-20-2008 at 07:55 PM.
03-20-2008, 10:57 PM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,554
D10D + DA 12-24 + "Moose" CPL Test image

I took this image in about the worst possible conditions. Minimum focal distance (so only the fridge was visible), Hoya "Moose" circular polarizer, 12 mm zoom, 1 m (minimum) focusing distance. Fridge with pictures, fluorescent (warm white) to the left, tungsten to the right. The "Moose" filter has an 81A built in. AWB. The fridge is white, BTW.

Yup, it vignettes. Hood on or off made no difference. I will have to test it outdoors at normal distances to see what happens there.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K10D  Photo 

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
filter, k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax and Albinar 2x TCs, 2 Cokin A filter sets, 49mm Filter and Macro tubes pxpaulx Sold Items 15 02-11-2010 09:09 PM
UV filter and polarized filter mba1971 Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 11-09-2009 04:23 PM
Infrared Filter help? Bad filter and technique Peter Zack Photographic Technique 13 10-16-2007 06:52 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:53 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]