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Will A Correct Size Filter Work With Any Lens?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:58 am

I was wondering if a correct sized filter will work with any lens of that size. Will it? I would like to try a polarizer filter and wanted to see if it would work with my camera and a lens that I will be getting in the near future. The lens is a Canon 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 II/III USM lens and the polarizer filter in question is a Quantaray 58mm circular polarizer filter. The filter size for the lens is 58mm. Thank you very much!
 
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JeffM
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RE: Will A Correct Size Filter Work With Any Lens?

Tue Nov 26, 2002 11:18 am

Yes, it will! As long as you can screw it on, or mount it in a holder, it will work. If the lens is smaller then the filter, you can usually buy step down rings that will make up the difference.

With a circular polarizer, make your filter adjustments AFTER focusing, as some lenses will rotate the end of the lens, throwing off the "dialed in" setting of the filter.

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