Warning to m.zuiko 12-40 2.8 users

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Neurad1
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Re: Warning to m.zuiko 12-40 2.8 users
In reply to Neurad1, 1 month ago

Neurad1 wrote:

I apologize if this topic/observation has already been discussed in this forum, but I have recently realized that my B+W 62mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter contacts the surface of my m.zuiko 12-40 2.8 lens. Hopefully, I have not already damaged the lens.

I wanted to let others know this as I don't (for obvious reasons) recommend purchasing this filter for this lens. I would appreciate it if anyone can suggest an alternate circular polarizer for this lens that is of excellent quality but does not contact the front element.

Thanks in advance.

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Just got my 62mm Marumi EXUS CPL from B&H. Rechecked the B&W 62 mm XS-Pro MRC Nano on the 12-40 without the Cokin extension ring. Noticed something tonight. The B&W filter actually binds a bit as it turns when held in hand off of the camera. There is quite a bit of friction turning it. The Marumi works perfectly and does not touch the lens. I think I simply got a bad B&W filter. I am going to see if there is a warranty that would allow me to return the filter for repair or replacement to the manufacturer, if not to B&H.

Anyway, I'll be using the Marumi and keeping the B&W as a backup (with the Cokin extension ring) since it was too late to return it when I discovered this problem. Lesson learned.

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