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10-27-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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filter size for DA 20-40mm

Hello everyone, I was thinking to mount a polarized filter on my 20-40mm lens, but it seems there isn't any filter at this size that would fit on this lens? Any suggestions on which filter/adapter rings/or other options to make it work?


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10-27-2016, 12:48 PM   #2
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Hi, I believe to circular size for the HD DA 20-40 is a 55mm thread. B&H has quite a 55mm polarizer selection: Polarizing Filters | B&H Photo Video
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I use a 55 to 77 step up ring, because my largest lens uses a 77mm filter. I have 77mm ND & polarized filter that I use with it. I have these two also in the 49mm, since that is what most of the Pentax lens use.

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you have to remove the hood to install the filter...

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With a filter on I doubt the hood is even necessary. 55mm is the size you want.

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Yes, 55 is what you want after you remove and then replace the hood. BUT, maybe you want to do a step-up ring as suggested by Wingincamera. I really like this lens, but it tends to flare even with the very skimpy hood on. So, I'm thinking that it could use either a deeper hood or a step-up ring, plus deeper hood.
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The best question to answer before you purchase a polarizer or step up rings (if needed) is what size filter thread do your other lenses have? In my case; the 4 lenses I use the most HD DA 21, HD DA 40, HD DA 70 and D FA 100 Macro WR - all have a 49mm filter thread. I purchased one good polarizer and one good variable ND filter - I have covered a lot of bases with 2 filters, keeping my kit light and investing in better accessories.

If you have lenses with a couple of different thread sizes - which ones will you want to put a polarizer on? Get a polarizer to fit the largest thread size and step up rings to make the polarizer fit lenses with smaller thread sizes. You'll capture better images spending a few extra dollars on a good polarizer and inexpensive step up rings as opposed to buying several cheaper polarizers in different thread sizes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeW Quote
I really like this lens, but it tends to flare even with the very skimpy hood on.
That has not been my experience, in almost three years of using the lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
That has not been my experience, in almost three years of using the lens.
Yeah, I don't get flare, either.
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