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    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
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    Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Does your lens cap fit your polarizer?

    I was shocked that mine does not. I can't put a lens cap on if the polarizing filter is on my lens. WTHeck?
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Quote Originally Posted by JETA
    Does your lens cap fit your polarizer?

    I was shocked that mine does not. I can't put a lens cap on if the polarizing filter is on my lens. WTHeck?
    Mine did decades ago, hasn't for a very long time! But you don't use a polarizer except for situations that really require it. It's just a time to be careful if you carry the camera around with the polarizer on and the lens cap off.
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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    I can put mine on.
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    The polarizer I bought came with it's own lens cap. I bought a slim polarizer so it wouldn't cause vignetting on a wide angle lens. There are no threads on the outside of the filter so a standard lens cap doesn't have anything to clip into. The lens cap that came with it fits around the outer edge of the filter, instead of clipping inside like a typical cap would.
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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Well, crud.... Mind didn't come with a cap and not being able to put one on isn't an option for me. If I'm trekking around somewhere I want to be able to pop my cap on the filter and not have to constantly be taking it on and off.

    Back to the research drawing board. Any recommendations? I had the heliopan SMC slim.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Hmmm...why are you using a slim filter in the first place? I can't see it being a problem on 1.3x bodies with 24mm as your widest lens that will take a filter...
    You might just be better off going to the regular one instead... can you return it?
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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Not sure what size filter you bought, but this is the cap that I have on my B+W Slim polarizer.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...cSubmit=Submit
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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Quote Originally Posted by deckcadet
    Hmmm...why are you using a slim filter in the first place? I can't see it being a problem on 1.3x bodies with 24mm as your widest lens that will take a filter...
    You might just be better off going to the regular one instead... can you return it?
    That's what I get for being a hobbiest. I bought slim because of vingnetting and flair. So that wouldn't be a problem with the Mark III or my lenses?

    I can take it back.

    I'm such a shoemaker.....
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    Not sure what size filter you bought, but this is the cap that I have on my B+W Slim polarizer.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...cSubmit=Submit
    Thanks Mike. You gave me an idea. I'm going to call B&H today and see if there are any cap options.

    Mine is a 77mm.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Okey dokey.... I'm exchanging the slim for this one. It takes a lens cap.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ti_Coated.html
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    I bought a Canon 77mm polariser for my L lenses.
    Not surprisingly the Canon lens cap fits it.
    It was actually cheaper in the UK than a Hoya SMC !
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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Wow! $212 looks like big time pro money to me.
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog
    Wow! $212 looks like big time pro money to me.
    Wow! The price today went up $30! The slim was originally 199 and the new one I wanted was 184. SHEESH!
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    Mine fits mine.

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    Re: Stupid ? to those who use polarizers....

    I've never tried to see if it would fit. But then since this is my one and only polarizing filter that I use on all my lenses when needed with step up rings, I'm not planning on leaving it on any lens longer than necessary to get the shot.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Circular.html

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