Stepup ring with lenshoods

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Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 9,023
Re: Stepup ring with lenshoods

If you need a hood then I would recommend an inexpensive screw-on collapsible lens hood. This will screw onto the outer filter and also let you turn your CPL filter as needed.

My two main lenses are my Pl 8-18 (67mm filter) and 12-100 (72mm filter). I use step up rings on the 8-18 to attach my filters to shoot waterfalls at slow shutter speed. Often the light is soft so I so not need a hood. For protection slap on a generic 72mm lens cap onto the 67-72mm step up ring.

i have used step-up rings for almost 15 years and occasionally a collapsible hood. Never a problem. However, be aware that collapsible hood can cause vigentting at wide angles - more often when used without a steup up ring as the stepup ring offers more room due to the wider radius. This is not a big issue unless the sun is at the edge and needs to be blocked since a collapsible hood can be folded back in two seconds to remove vignetting and still act as a bumper

try one, they are inexpensive and since they collapse, they take up almost no space

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