Filters and step down rings

Started Jul 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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RichardRE Regular Member • Posts: 111
Filters and step down rings

Hello all!

I have a technical(?) question concerning filters and step down rings. I tried the 'General Photo Techniques' forum but did not get any responses.

My Sigma 17-50 f2.8 lens is 77mm and the next lens I am considering is a Sigma 10-20 f3.5 with 82mm.

I shoot Landscapes and travel photography (along with the obligatory family pictures).

1) Do I buy the 82mm Hoya ND400 and a step down ring? Or two Hoya's. Any side effects with the step-down ring on the 17-50?

2) Do I really need to have a ND400 for the 10-20?

3) I have a 77mm CPL and I have heard that a) I do not need it on a 10-20 lens; is this true? Also, can both the CPL & ND x400 be stacked? Is the order relative?

Thanks in advance for everyone's help. I hope this is the right forum to post this query!

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