wayne.robbins wrote in post #14232055
Unless you plan on taking it into some area where there is a lot of dust or water spray- you probably don't need the UV type filter. If you get a standard round filter that uses the filter threads, like most circular polarizers- it'll probably have a knurl on the edge of the filter to allow you to turn it. It'll be tight- but you should be able to turn it while the lens hood is on.. However- you will probably need to remove the hood to remove or put on the CP.
As far as a clear or UV filter for your lens- if you are using your hood- it should be largely unnecessary.
Thank you Wayne. In a recent Outdoor Photographer filter article, Gary Hart talked about the "pain" of using a lens hood with an attached CP. He said that he would rather use his hand when there is a direct sunlight issue versus using a lens hood.
My Canon Elan II always had a CP on and I loved what I could do with it. However I was able to get some stunning shots with my Canon G9 without either a CP or hood.
If I get a lens hood, it would be a Canon hood made specifically for the 18-135 lens.
I have never owned a lens hood, therefore I am unfamiliar with how it attaches to the lens as well as how it interacts with a CP.
I surely don't want to be putting on/taking off a lens hood to adjust the CP.
Can I use the CP with a Canon EW-73B lens hood attached?
Last year on an Ansel Adams camera walk in Yosemite, just about everyone had a lens hood on their DSLR. Lowly me had my G9 (although my pics came out great) and I never asked nor paid enough attention if CP's were attached.
I want to keep my vacation photography (going to Yellowstone/Grand Tetons in June) simple. My poor wife suffers as I constantly look for the right compostion. Last thing I need is to take my hood off many times per day (she carries enough stuff already).
So do I just buy the hood, or the CP or both?