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Fitting UV protector for 20mm lens

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by m912, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. m912

    m912 New to Mu-43

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    Jul 6, 2011
    This is possibly a very stupid/obvious query, but I'm genuinely not sure.

    I recently started using a GF1 and have purchased a UV protector filter (Tiffen 46mm.)

    Could anyone shed some light on which way the filter is actually fitted?

    As I said, a silly question, but I obviously want to avoid damaging the lens.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Well, if you look at the filter, there should be one side where the threads are sticking out. That is the side you screw into the lens. The other side should have inner threads, in case you want to stack another filter on top of it.

    Is that what you mean?
     
  3. m912

    m912 New to Mu-43

    5
    Jul 6, 2011
    Thanks for your reply.

    So you're saying the side with the larger area should be facing out, and the side with the glass nearest the edge should be the lens side?

    The 2 pieces of glass (tip of the lens and the filter) seem to come very close when I try to attach it this way. Is that normal? Just don't want to scrape the lens glass when I twist it in.
     
  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hello m912,

    Here you go,

    Read away...

    https://www.mu-43.com/f67/filter-not-question-8614/

    Alan



     
  5. m912

    m912 New to Mu-43

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    Jul 6, 2011
  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    The filter screws into the lens. The thread on the filter (in a standard configuration) is the "male thread", the nose of the lens contains the "female thread" which will receive it.


    Cheers, Alan
     
  7. m912

    m912 New to Mu-43

    5
    Jul 6, 2011
    Thanks everyone!

    Got it sorted now I think. Was just a moment of concern about scratching the lens. The tips of the lens looked to be really near the glass on the filter, but it seems to have gone on with no problem.

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    You can probably tell I'm new to this :biggrin:
     
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