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B&W Filters


4 Jan 2013 2:26PM
I have been using a B&W slimline filter on my 24-105mm lens. The lens cap was completely useless and always a loose fit. In fact when the weather was warm it expanded so that it never stayed on the lens. Obviously it came off and I now don't have any cover on the front of the lens. I have emailed B&W and of course they haven't replied, good service?

Does anyone know where I can get a 77mm lens cover for the SLIMLINE filter. The original lens cap doesn't fit on.

Terry

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This might help you/give you an idea of prices: 7dayshop
4 Jan 2013 4:28PM
Thanks for that, I do have my original Canon cap but it won't fit the slimline rim of the filter. I think I might have to get B&W talking. Their after sales has been terrible and there cap should have fitted in the first place.
thewilliam 6 4.7k
4 Jan 2013 4:55PM
I had a problem with a B+W polarising filter that seemed almost like balsam separation. I emailed them several times but never did get a response and gave up and bought a new filter.

Their products are good even if the backup is non-existant.
4 Jan 2013 5:20PM
You are right there. I have emailed them again in the hope that they may well respond. How can a company make such a good piece of glass and provide such a poor piece of plastic that won't fit??
4 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Has anyone else suffered with the B&W lens cap fitting?
colin beeley e2
11 1.1k 10 England
4 Jan 2013 5:23PM
i have a couple of these very good , i do like the one for my 300 f/2.8 i find that is better than the canon thing Wink
4 Jan 2013 7:23PM
Do you need a Slimline?
None of the recent to Nikon lenses vignette with Nikon filters - which are not Slimline and take a normal lens cap.
If Canon are similar you do not need a slimline for your lens. Canon filters are relatively inexpensive from Speedgraphic.
User_Removed 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 Jan 2013 12:22PM
There are plenty of neoprene lens caps available that pull over the lens and filters. One of them might be a better bet than a clip-on type. Try Speed Graphic for starters.

You complain about B&W customer service but do remember that many companies will not be re-opening until 7th January after their Christmas and New Year holiday.
User_Removed 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
5 Jan 2013 8:01PM
...just checked the Speed Graphic catalogue. They call them Hood Hats.

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