Filters for the TL500, is it better to just buy the 52mm adapter and nice filters or ebay kits?

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I was thinking I haven't used a hood yet in my photos, but I did use UV filters in my film days. I heard for digicams, UV's are a waste but ND and CPL filters are really beneficial. I am planning on the KiwiPhotos brand adapter unless their is something more recommended. I'd like to leave it on all the time. That said, should I buy a UV filter to just have a 'clear lens cap' or is there a better filter for all uses? I still plan to use a lens cap if possible. I'd imagine any 52mm cap works at that point. I would like a wide-angle adapter, but I am confused as there seems to be so many of them. What's the best one to go with for this? Not looking for telephoto right now, I can sneaker zoom for my needs Thanks my camera missed being delivered today and they don't come to the offices on Saturday We are having a tropical storm pass by and this would have been fun to play with since I don't plan on going out.

You can leave the adaptor on all the time if you wish. I just use CPL and ND filters with mine. I've got a HOYA CPL, and cheapo variable ND. Note the variable ND filters don't work so well with the EX1 as they are not held tight against the lens, as they would be if they were attached directly to it. Using a 58mm diameter adaptor will prevent any possible vignetting at 24 mm focal length (but of course filters will be more expensive). Don't forget a suitable sized lens cap. A lens hood can help quite a bit while shooting toward the sun.

I thought the 52mm adapters out there also didn't have vignetting. I still am not sure what 'daily' filter to run and which other's to go with.

I use the Kiwiphoto lens adapter and keep it permanently on the camera as it greatly improves the handling. I keep an old multi coated Hoya UV filter on the front and never bother using the lens cap anymore. I also keep a 52mm circular polarizing filter handy which can sometimes show minor traces of vignetting at the cameras widest setting ( easily cropped out in the photoshop). The UV filter does not show any vignetting.The lens adapter is light weight and some would argue that it takes the camera out of the ' compact ' class but for me the improved balance and handling justify it's use. Richard

IMAGE(http://dpzen.com/dpzattaches/dpzattachesi//201409231857353668.jpg) camera with lens adapter from my previous post

Hi! Its really what you want and feel comfortable with. The Samsung tube (which I have) works great. Looks great (it has a ribbed or tooling look), It matches the Samsung OVF1 in finish. Will it matter what you purchase? Probably not. There is definitely no vignetting with the 52mm tube at max wide angle at max aperture using the Samsung tube. I use the B+W brand UV and CPL filters. They are really well made and use brass rings in their construction. These won't bind on the aluminum tube. They are made using Schott glass, beautiful finished. B+W is a Schneider company if that matters. In 50 year of taking pictures I have never had a problem with a B+W product. I bought them from B&H in New York. For me (a Canadian, buying in Canada) they cost about half what it would cost buying here in Canada. I also have the B+W wide angle lens hood. Works well, also no vignetting. Buy what you like. If you stick with a brand name, important for the glass that you'll be shooting through, you'll be fine. OH, and for me, the very best accessory for the EX1 is the OVF1. My eyes aren't great. I have trouble seeing the image on the LCD in bright light. With the OVF, I have no problem. Worth every penny. Good luck. Thanks

Anyone know where to get a EA-FA0EX01 other than Henry's in Canada? I'd like to go with the Samsung 52mm adapter if I can. Also B+W has a HUGE 52mm selection. I want a basic every occassion filter for lens protection. Would I get the UV Haze MRC (52mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter) or the clear filter (52mm Clear MRC 007M Filter) or something else entirely?

Alkemyst wrote: Anyone know where to get a EA-FA0EX01 other than Henry's in Canada? I'd like to go with the Samsung 52mm adapter if I can. Also B+W has a HUGE 52mm selection. I want a basic every occassion filter for lens protection. Would I get the UV Haze MRC (52mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter) or the clear filter (52mm Clear MRC 007M Filter) or something else entirely?
Hi! I purchased mine (filter tube) from Henry's. Even though I'm in Canada, and near a Henry's retail store, I had to order this have have it shipped to me. Took about 3-4 days. They aren't bad for delivery. My clear filter is the UV (010M) one. B+H delivery was about the same. Not bad (for me) as it had to go across a border. I purchased mine for lens protection (keep all those finger prints, ice cream etc off that nice lens), Thanks

what's your opinion on the pure clear MRC vs UV Haze? Oddly the pure clear is more money. From what I understand all digital sensors have UV filters inherent to them. My camera is coming today and I'd like to get something ordered. My plan is to have my filter be my lens cap.

Hi! I purchased the UV filter because that is what I always did (back in the 35mm days). Don't know if one is better than the other. Best of luck with your TL500. (I have the EX1). It is a super camera. Thanks

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