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08-26-2016, 07:42 AM   #1
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Macro filters

I was soooo excited this morning! My macro lens filter set came, and then I opened up the package and tried to put one on... only to discover that, while I *thought* my lens was a 62mm, it is actually a 72mm...

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That's too bad Laura. Do you have the option to return them? If so, do so. What lens did you buy these for? I thought someone on the forum told you the filter size, did they not?
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oops.... what lens?
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What lens did you buy these for?


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Do you have any other lenses that use a 62mm filter? If not the obvious answer to to get one to fit that filter size
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If you cannot return them, you can try a 72mm to 62mm step down ring. They are about 5 bucks or so. I usually go the other way, step up rings, but in a pinch.... Just be aware you may get vignetting with the step down rings.

PS- You may also just want to hang on to them depending on the cost. You WILL find a 62mm filter thread lens to use them on, eventually!

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Depending on what you are shooting in macro some vignetting shouldn't matter. Depending on the magnification and the subject you'll probably be doing some cropping to begin with.
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I believe someone did recommend the set I bought, but I can't really fault them, as they didn't have my lens sitting in front of them. I bought them for a Tamron, 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6 lens, which he guessed had a 62 mm thread. I didn't know any better how to check it on the actual lens itself, so I checked online, and it seemed to say that my lens was a 62mm thread. It isn't, but the lesson was well learned! I definitely won't make that mistake in the future, at least. I doubt it would be worth returning, as the kit was only worth $15 dollars, and as someone else pointed out, I may end up with a 62mm threaded lens down the road. I'll just hold on to them. It'll be a healthy reminder to not be so hasty!
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I think you will find that a "close up" filter can be successfully used on most lenses if it is 10mm (or less) smaller in diameter.
I have used a 58mm Canon 500 closeup filter on my 67mm Pentax DA* 60-250mm without any vignetting at all. YMMV

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I think you will find that a "close up" filter can be successfully used on most lenses if it is 10mm (or less) smaller in diameter.
I have used a 58mm Canon 500 closeup filter on my 67mm Pentax DA* 60-250mm without any vignetting at all. YMMV

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I might try getting a step down lens. But, I think I will avoid buying online for the time being.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lauravp77 Quote
I *thought* my lens was a 62mm, it is actually a 72mm...
That's going to make it tricky to fit 'em.

Perhaps you could re list them for sale yourself, to recoup your outlay.
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That's going to make it tricky to fit 'em.

Perhaps you could re list them for sale yourself, to recoup your outlay.
There's no problem that duct tape can't solve.
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But not what one could describe as... overly elegant.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lauravp77 Quote
I believe someone did recommend the set I bought, but I can't really fault them, as they didn't have my lens sitting in front of them. I bought them for a Tamron, 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6 lens, which he guessed had a 62 mm thread. I didn't know any better how to check it on the actual lens itself, so I checked online, and it seemed to say that my lens was a 62mm thread. It isn't, but the lesson was well learned! I definitely won't make that mistake in the future, at least. I doubt it would be worth returning, as the kit was only worth $15 dollars, and as someone else pointed out, I may end up with a 62mm threaded lens down the road. I'll just hold on to them. It'll be a healthy reminder to not be so hasty!

Hi Laura. Sorry to hear of your " whoopsy." The lens data base here is quite extensive and it pays to give it a check sometimes. Is this your lens? If so, the description gives most parameters. Cheers.


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