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Mar 24, 2009 12:37 |  #1

So I have a circ. polarizing filter for my 28-135mm and I rarely use that lens. I'm wondering if I should get a step up ring so I can use it on my tamron 17-50mm. Are there any downsides to using step up ring? Any advice is appreciated!

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Mar 24, 2009 12:55 |  #2

Biggest downside will be that it'll interfere with the use of a hood, but many people find that lens hoods interfere with their adjusting the filter, too.


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Mar 24, 2009 13:00 |  #3

One downside is what the previous poster said. Not a big deal since I usually leave the hood off when using a polarizer.

The only other thing might be a small bit of inconvenience of actually using the stepup ring. Not a big deal. If you take both lenses out on a shoot and use the polarizer on the 17-50, then you might want another 72mm lens cap, unless you want to take off the filter everytime you put the lens cap back on.


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Mar 24, 2009 14:28 |  #4

if you mount the hood reversed for storage, just remember to take it off BEFORE mounting the step-up ring.

i need to grab something to put on the edge of my kenko ring to make it more grippy. i was working my circ polarizer off for like 5 minutes one time.

as always, thread it with patience and never overtighten. you'll go through hell getting it back off.


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Mar 24, 2009 18:59 |  #5

Thank you all for your replies! Definitely answers my question. :)


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