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07-01-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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Proud owner of X5 and question about filters?

Hi I have just bought a new X5 and so far am extremely pleased with it. I'd like to get some filtes (usual, uv ND etc). Have come across these Amazon
Polaroid Optics 4 Piece Filter Set (UV, CPL, FLD, WARMING) For The Pentax X-5, K-01, K-30, K-X, K-7, K-5, K-5 II, K-R, 645D, K20D, K200D, K2000, K10D, K2000, K1000, K100D Super, K110D, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, *ist DS2 Digital SLR Cameras Which Has Any Of These (55-300mm, 75-300mm, 18-50mm, 28-80mm, 31mm) Pentax Lenses

But several users seem to believe that you cannot mount any filter, or lenshood on the X5. Someone has to be wrong!

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Here is a review of that camera and the first user states you can't attach filters to it.

Pentax X-5 - Pentax Compact Digital Cameras - Pentax Camera Reviews and Specifications

I would think this is correct as the lens retracts inside the body, the filter would or could damage the camera if the filters stops the motion of the retraction.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gkold Quote
Hi I have just bought a new X5 and so far am extremely pleased with it. I'd like to get some filtes (usual, uv ND etc). Have come across these Amazon
Polaroid Optics 4 Piece Filter Set (UV, CPL, FLD, WARMING) For The Pentax X-5, K-01, K-30, K-X, K-7, K-5, K-5 II, K-R, 645D, K20D, K200D, K2000, K10D, K2000, K1000, K100D Super, K110D, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, *ist DS2 Digital SLR Cameras Which Has Any Of These (55-300mm, 75-300mm, 18-50mm, 28-80mm, 31mm) Pentax Lenses

But several users seem to believe that you cannot mount any filter, or lenshood on the X5. Someone has to be wrong!
The X-5 doesn't accept filters. They're mainly meant for interchangeable-lens cameras like the K and Q series.

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You could probably rig a clamp with filter threads to attach onto the lens.
Just two things: a) those filters are probably low quality and b) except for the CPL, they are useless on digital.

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