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View Poll Results: Filter(s) with your Q?
No filters for my Q. 937.50%
Native 40.5mm filter(s). 729.17%
Adapted filters from my K camera lenses. 14.17%
A combination of adapted and native. 14.17%
Haven't decided yet. 625.00%
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11-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Filters for your Q - native or adapted?

Ok, what filters are you using with your Q? Are you buying 40.5mm filters or have you purchase an adapter for you K camera filters?

11-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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I don't use filters on any of my K lenses either. Guess I should be using a polarizer sometimes but haven't tried yet.
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Hi Docrwm,

One of the first things I looked for were 40.5 to 49 and 52mm adapters for the filters that I do use occasionally - polarizers, ND, IR pass and a nice collection of achromatic closeups.

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I really only use CPL filters on my K glass, can't quite get the hang of ND . If it's going to get really nasty, like blowing sand, I have a couple of lens protect and UV filters for those times. I have a 40.5-49 adapter, for a whole $4, on order. We shall see.

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As the only one so far who has voted for native filters, I guess I should say something about it.

I got the Q to be small and cute, I don't want large adapted filters. I've ordered (not received yet) a polarizer and an extra ND (I like long exposures).
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I have the Pentax 40.5 polarizer, but I have not used it all that much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by drougge Quote
As the only one so far who has voted for native filters, I guess I should say something about it.

I got the Q to be small and cute, I don't want large adapted filters. I've ordered (not received yet) a polarizer and an extra ND (I like long exposures).
That was part of my thinking for buying 40.5mm filters. The adapter was so cheap that I thought I'd give it a try first. Still haven't decided which way to go, hence the poll and thread.
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I am still thinking about getting the filters 40.5 mm that is

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The 40.5-52mm adapter arrived today. Cost all of $4 shipped. The 52mm overhang on the Q isn't horrible. Too dark to give it a go tonight but I'll try it out tomorrow.
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Voted both since the Q is my 3rd camera, thru the years, to use 40.5 filters. Also have numerous Cokin A series filters that fit by using the 40.5 ring.

For adapted I have 40.5 to 52 and 40.5 to 37 to fit all the Lensbaby filters and attachments. Have filters covered.
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11-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Voted both since the Q is my 3rd camera, thru the years, to use 40.5 filters. Also have numerous Cokin A series filters that fit by using the 40.5 ring.

For adapted I have 40.5 to 52 and 40.5 to 37 to fit all the Lensbaby filters and attachments. Have filters covered.
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Out of curiosity what other cameras have you had that use 40.5mm filters?
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Leica CL rangefinder ( still have 2), and Fuji folding 645. Dearly loved the Fuji but it had gone in twice for realingment when it went out of whack again. The folding mech wasn't robust enough and the pics would go soft. Whats the point of a medium format camera that can't take sharp images? It was great when it was working. Hated selling it.
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I voted native- I have a 40.5 CPL as my regular one is a huge 72mm and would look abit silly- Also as there is a built in ND filter with the prime and zoom lenses I don't see myself using any others. If I had more 49/52mm glass I would probably adapt it but then I would need to share the filters between the two kits which isn't optimal.
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The 40.5 to 52mm adapter arrived yesterday and I had a bit of a chance to use my 52mm CPL on the Q today. It's not a terrible combination. For $4 it's a descent solution if you already have 49-52mm filters that you want to keep using. My problem with the combination is that the filter bottom is lower than the bottom of the camera, thereby making sitting the camera down a bit awkward and potentially a hazard. I'll see if the 49mm adapter works better but at this stage I am thinking that I'm going to get a 40.5 CPL for the Q.

The Pentax CPL is an unknown frankly. The specs that I have seen on it are WAY too little information IMHO.
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I found a Marumi 40.5 cross sceen filter for $2 BNIB and could not resist. It's an oddball filter for sure but at that price how could I pass it up?
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