77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

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Genevois New Member • Posts: 14
77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

Hi, I'm leaning towards buying the Kase magnetic circular filters for my 77mm lens. But I'm undecided on the size of the filters. If I take the 82mm, I'm told I'll benefit from less chance of vignetting if I stack 3 filters together. But the disadvantage is I can no longer use the lens hood on my 77mm if I use the 82mm filters. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks!

poipoipoi_2016 Contributing Member • Posts: 888
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?
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Genevois wrote:

Hi, I'm leaning towards buying the Kase magnetic circular filters for my 77mm lens. But I'm undecided on the size of the filters. If I take the 82mm, I'm told I'll benefit from less chance of vignetting if I stack 3 filters together. But the disadvantage is I can no longer use the lens hood on my 77mm if I use the 82mm filters. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks!

Which 77mm lens?

At 24mm, my 24-105 gets vignetting in the corners with a 77mm + 82mm on the step-up ring or two 77mm filters directly.

On my 77mm 85/1.4, I can stack every filter I have and not care.

Noting that I have 82mm ND filters because I also have a 16-35GM and that's 82mm.

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,059
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

Genevois wrote:

Hi, I'm leaning towards buying the Kase magnetic circular filters for my 77mm lens. But I'm undecided on the size of the filters. If I take the 82mm, I'm told I'll benefit from less chance of vignetting if I stack 3 filters together. But the disadvantage is I can no longer use the lens hood on my 77mm if I use the 82mm filters. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks!

I know I can stack 3 standard filters without vignetting, but I'd rarely stack more than 2. I despise using step-rings, and if my bayonet hood doesn't slip over the filter, the odds are I won't use the filter. I know I'll be using the hood with a CPL more than anything else.

I use the same lens for long exposures, so I don't need NDs for anything else.

Personally, I don't see much use for magnetic filters for stills.

OP Genevois New Member • Posts: 14
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

poipoipoi_2016 wrote:

Genevois wrote:

Hi, I'm leaning towards buying the Kase magnetic circular filters for my 77mm lens. But I'm undecided on the size of the filters. If I take the 82mm, I'm told I'll benefit from less chance of vignetting if I stack 3 filters together. But the disadvantage is I can no longer use the lens hood on my 77mm if I use the 82mm filters. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks!

Which 77mm lens?

At 24mm, my 24-105 gets vignetting in the corners with a 77mm + 82mm on the step-up ring or two 77mm filters directly.

On my 77mm 85/1.4, I can stack every filter I have and not care.

Noting that I have 82mm ND filters because I also have a 16-35GM and that's 82mm.

I have Nikon 24-120mm and Nikon 70-200mm.

Not sure if I've understood your correctly. Do you mean you have both 77mm and 82mm filters? Will it work better if you use a step-up ring on your 77mm lens and put the 82mm filters on it to avoid vignetting?

poipoipoi_2016 Contributing Member • Posts: 888
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

Genevois wrote:

poipoipoi_2016 wrote:

Genevois wrote:

Hi, I'm leaning towards buying the Kase magnetic circular filters for my 77mm lens. But I'm undecided on the size of the filters. If I take the 82mm, I'm told I'll benefit from less chance of vignetting if I stack 3 filters together. But the disadvantage is I can no longer use the lens hood on my 77mm if I use the 82mm filters. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks!

Which 77mm lens?

At 24mm, my 24-105 gets vignetting in the corners with a 77mm + 82mm on the step-up ring or two 77mm filters directly.

On my 77mm 85/1.4, I can stack every filter I have and not care.

Noting that I have 82mm ND filters because I also have a 16-35GM and that's 82mm.

I have Nikon 24-120mm and Nikon 70-200mm.

Not sure if I've understood your correctly. Do you mean you have both 77mm and 82mm filters? Will it work better if you use a step-up ring on your 77mm lens and put the 82mm filters on it to avoid vignetting?

I have a 77mm polarizer and 82mm ND filters with a 77 to 82 step-up ring.

Both end up vignetting pretty hard on my 24-105 zoom at 24mm. Because the step-up ring is not in fact flat, so you can have 1 77 mm polarizing filter or 1 77mm "filter" + 1 82mm filter attached to it.

/This might be better asked for the Nikon forums. A specific question about a specific lens.

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John Kemp Regular Member • Posts: 255
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

I'm wondering about this too and don't understand the replies you've had. I've got the Fuji 10-24 and 16-55. I too wonder whether these magnetic filters will vignette on wide angle lenses. I will only ever have 1 cpl and 1 nd.

Would love to know some more views. Kase seems great but perhaps I should go with the one with the cpl and 100mm larger slots?

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,059
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

John Kemp wrote:

I'm wondering about this too and don't understand the replies you've had. I've got the Fuji 10-24 and 16-55. I too wonder whether these magnetic filters will vignette on wide angle lenses. I will only ever have 1 cpl and 1 nd.

Would love to know some more views. Kase seems great but perhaps I should go with the one with the cpl and 100mm larger slots?

It's not just the angle of view, but the specific lens. A given ultra-wide lens might need the slim ring type screw-on CPL with a built-in step to avoid vignetting. You have to find someone with the same system. Otherwise, we're just guessing. I can stack 3 standard filters at 28mm and the bayonet hood fits over them, but it's not the same system.

OP Genevois New Member • Posts: 14
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

BBbuilder467 wrote:

Genevois wrote:

Hi, I'm leaning towards buying the Kase magnetic circular filters for my 77mm lens. But I'm undecided on the size of the filters. If I take the 82mm, I'm told I'll benefit from less chance of vignetting if I stack 3 filters together. But the disadvantage is I can no longer use the lens hood on my 77mm if I use the 82mm filters. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Many thanks!

I know I can stack 3 standard filters without vignetting, but I'd rarely stack more than 2. I despise using step-rings, and if my bayonet hood doesn't slip over the filter, the odds are I won't use the filter. I know I'll be using the hood with a CPL more than anything else.

I use the same lens for long exposures, so I don't need NDs for anything else.

Personally, I don't see much use for magnetic filters for stills.

I settled for the 77mm Kase magnetic filters (CPL and ND) in the end and am happy with this solution. With that I can still use the lens hood. The filters are very thin.

Malling Regular Member • Posts: 157
Re: 77mm or 82mm circular filters for my 77mm lens?

If it’s wide angel lenses you typically need more than 82mm, most landscape photographers tend to use 100 or 120 filters of that reason. Pro 24mm would typically also require a 100 or 120mm filter to avoid it.

But yes it really depends on the lens design.

But regarding Kase If I intended to use it for 24 or wider I would get the 95mm just to be absolutely sure. I’m actually considering to get that Kit myself.

right now I use Breakthrough photography

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