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Olympus 12mm F/2 - which Clear / UV filter to use?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by sabesh, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    I'm thinking of getting a protective filter for my Olympus 12mm lens, as I'm using it quite a bit these days.

    Does this need a slim filter? (to avoid vignetting). If not, does a regular sized filter suffice?

    Would prefer silver, but it's not important. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. riverr02

    riverr02 Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 2, 2011
    New York
    Rafael
  3. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
  4. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Running the Hoya HD2 on the 12mm and have no complaints.
     
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Heliopan here.
     
  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
  7. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    So I tried a regular Hoya and a slim B+W. Shot pics of a white wall and some sky shots (with and without each filter). Equal amount of vignetting in every instance. Hence, my conclusion is that slim filters don't benefit the 24mm FOV on m4/3.

    If anyone's looking for a protective filter for the 12/2, my advise is to go with any mid-level brand name regular multi coated (MC) filter.
     
  8. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Just curious, does the lens have any base level of vignetting without any filter?

    --Ken
     
  9. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    Yup, around EV 1 from F1.8 - F2.8. No Vignetting from F2.8 to smaller apertures. Cheers.
     
  10. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Did you mean 2.0 - 2.8?

    --Ken
     
  11. sabesh

    sabesh Mu-43 Veteran

    My bad. Yes, F2 is where the vignetting occurs. Very slight at F2.8 and then it goes away at smaller apertures. This is normal for WA lenses. Some control it better than others.