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05/09/2008 08:45:40 PM · #1
Greetings,

I have another stupid question, and I couldn't find it anywhere else on the forum, so I'll be the one to ask.
I want to get one of those clear lens covers (I hear Tiffin is good) but there are a lot of different sizes on the site, and I have no idea which one to get. The lens I have now is the kit lens 18-55. So what size should I get?

Thank you all so much!
05/09/2008 09:01:50 PM · #2
It should be written on the side of the lens or on the front where the other info is.

But now that I saw what camera you use i'm puzzled by your question. Doesn't that camera have an automatic lens cap?

Are you referring to a UV filter when you say 'a clear lens cap'?
05/09/2008 09:17:57 PM · #3
Yes, I'm sorry, I mean a UV like this one.

Where would it be written? I'm confused. Would it be 18mm or 55mm? Or neither?
05/09/2008 09:29:38 PM · #4
Originally posted by Nathanael_G:

Would it be 18mm or 55mm? Or neither?


Neither. 18-55 is the focal length range. You're looking for the filter diameter. It may or may not be written on the lens.
You'd probably get a very fast answer if we know which camera and lens we are dealing with.
05/09/2008 09:30:08 PM · #5
On the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7, I see no way to add a filter unless you hold it up in front of the lens while you are shooting.......

However, you mentioned the 18-55 kit lens. Did you buy a Rebel?? If so, then you would need a 58mm filter, like this one.
05/09/2008 10:34:28 PM · #6
Originally posted by ktyocum:

On the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7, I see no way to add a filter unless you hold it up in front of the lens while you are shooting.......

However, you mentioned the 18-55 kit lens. Did you buy a Rebel?? If so, then you would need a 58mm filter, like this one.


That's what I needed! And yes, I upgraded to a Rebel Xsi a few days ago, just haven't changed it yet. Thank you!
05/09/2008 11:01:12 PM · #7
You're welcome, glad I could help.
05/09/2008 11:57:22 PM · #8
Don't buy cheap filter. Either get a good one or none at all. Anything under $30 is cheap and most likely should not be put in front of the lens.
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