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Steven Ruggles
 

Linear or Circular filters


Hi there

Just a small question what is the best filters to use with manual focus lens like canon fd/kiron/vivitar series 1 linear filters or circular filters

many thanks for your time

steve


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1/10/2007 6:46:14 AM

 
Bob Fately   Steve, either filter will work with the manual focus lens - the circular type is required in order for the metering and (in some cases) the auto-focus to work with newer camera bodies.


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1/10/2007 8:36:17 AM

 
Andy 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  I will just buy the circular one for both the manual and AF lenses.


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1/10/2007 9:07:54 AM

 
Bob Fately   Yes, Andy (and Steven) - that would be the best thing - since the circular polarizers don't have any downside otherwise...they work on all cameras.


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1/10/2007 9:56:01 AM

 
Steven Ruggles   hi Bob/Andy

thank you both for getting back to me as always a great help save me a lot of time looking on-line to find out what is best


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1/10/2007 11:42:27 AM

 
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