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Olympus 12-40 and 62mm variable ND filter - vignetting?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by sgreszcz, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2012
    I have just received the Olympus 12-40 zoom, and all my filters are 58mm (smaller diameter lenses stepped-up). I would like to get a varaible ND to use with the 12-40 for video, but not sure if the 62mm filter will vignette at 12mm, or I should get a 67mm filter to be safe and step-up?

    My current widest lens is the panasonic 14mm prime stepped up to 58mm filters, so I haven't experienced any vignetting.

    Anyone try this yet?

  2. DWhite

    DWhite Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 23, 2013
    I've used the Tiffen VND filter on this lens with no vignetting problems. The Tiffen is purposely designed with a 10mm wider outer edge (i.e. it takes a 72mm lens cap) to avoid any problems.

    I'm not sure if other filter manufacturers also do this.
  3. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country

    Nikon 62mm CPL is like this.
  4. sgreszcz

    sgreszcz Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2012
    Thanks. I know that the b+w vario also uses a larger outer ring as well as the tiffen.

    I have the heliopan vario in 58mm which uses the same size outer ring and has an external ring for stacking or using a collapsible rubber hood. They also do offer a slim version without the threaded outer ring.

    I might have to try the four of them. Thanks for the responses. Will report back!
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