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12-11-2014, 03:59 PM - 1 Like   #1
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20-40 mm Pentax lens accomodates both filter and hood at same diameter

I just purchased the 20-40 mm Pentax lens. It's the one with lens hood that has to be removed to put on a filter. I read through various reader reviews and it seems like people were saying you needed an adapter to use the filter (55mm) and the lens hood (said to be something like 62 mm). I took the reviewers' word on that, and called B&H for advice on said adapter. However, the rep there suggested I look at the lens , and that the size for lens and hood were the same. Of course they were, and now I have a good UV B+W filter on , with the lens hood on top of that.

It was a good caveat to not take everything you read on here for the gospel truth! I do appreciate this website a lot, but still, the Internet can be called the MISinformation superhighway!

12-11-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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Do you have a link to the page with the faulty info? If so, I will correct it. According to our lens database and in-depth review, the filter diameter is indeed 55mm. Only the cap is wider.

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