RF 24-70/2.8: Variable ND + Lens Hood Solution

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Re: RF 24-70/2.8: Variable ND + Lens Hood Solution

hotshew wrote:

dsjtecserv wrote:

hotshew wrote:

dsjtecserv wrote:

hotshew wrote:

I picked-up a variable ND filter for my RF 24-70/2.8 but I cannot use my lens hood with it. Are there any good solutions for having both?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks

You mean that yu can't adjust the VND while the hood is on, or you can fit the hood back over the filter?

Dave

Hi Dave,

The latter. The filter itself is too big to fit the hood over, and the filter will not drop and thread into place with the hood on.

What brand of filter? I have had that problem with a particular brand.

Dave

I'm using the B+W:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/905894-REG/b_w_661075252_82mm_xs_pro_nano_mc_nd_vario.html

That is interesting; I have never had a problem like that with B+W filters. However, when I use my Breakthrough X4 filters, I also cannot replace the hood. This is not the norm, and its unfortunate that these two have not accounted for the hood in their designs.

Just to confirm: you are using the same filter size as the threads on the lens, correct? Not using a step-up ring?

I have not found a solution or workaround. I simply cannot use a hood when using these filters, and there are cases where I really need the hood, so that limits the usefulness of the filters.

Dave

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