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Canon 52mm drop in filter holder


Hi there, can anyone tell me the maximum filter thickness the Canon 52mm drop in filter housing will take for my 300mm 2.8l usm is lens. Thanks

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colin beeley Plus
12 1.1k 10 England
31 Dec 2013 6:23AM
don't get your question , what's wrong with your canon one ?
Thanks for taking the interest Colin. What I mean is Canon do a threaded drop in filter carrier which allowsyou to use muliple screw in filters. If you view the item at wex they show the carrier stating that it will only take slim filters, but no info on the maximum thickness.

If you type in Canon 52mm drop in filters and scroll down you will see the item priced at I believe 109 .00 pounds.

Thanks again for your time. Del
31 Dec 2013 10:50AM
This doesn't answer your question, but if you haven't already bought the holder Amazon have it for 99.99.

I think you'll find that filters like the Hoya Pro 1 series all have fairly slim mounts and should be ok. If you've already bought the holder, you could measure the thickness of the included filter and the check the specs of any filters you intend to buy.....failing that, I would suggest you ring Canon for advice.

Good luck!!
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 10:54AM
I believe that any quality slimline filter will work (the sort used on wide angle lenses to prevent vignetting), but Wex should be able to advise on that - or at the very least have a returns policy if it doesn't fit. But if you are wanting to use a polarising filter it is best to go with Canon because they are designed to adjust the polariser with the filter installed.
colin beeley Plus
12 1.1k 10 England
31 Dec 2013 11:40AM
well i have been looking & can't find any info about size , the only thing you could do is measure the one in the lens , but when you look at 52mm filters they don't say how thick they are . you will have to phone & ask. if you really want one i would go for a canon one , when you come to sell i bet you will nearly get back what you paid for it because there don't seem to be any for sale .

Quote:This doesn't answer your question, but if you haven't already bought the holder Amazon have it for 99.99.

I think you'll find that filters like the Hoya Pro 1 series all have fairly slim mounts and should be ok. If you've already bought the holder, you could measure the thickness of the included filter and the check the specs of any filters you intend to buy.....failing that, I would suggest you ring Canon for advice.

Good luck!!

thanks for your help and happy shooting in 2014


Quote:I believe that any quality slimline filter will work (the sort used on wide angle lenses to prevent vignetting), but Wex should be able to advise on that - or at the very least have a returns policy if it doesn't fit. But if you are wanting to use a polarising filter it is best to go with Canon because they are designed to adjust the polariser with the filter installed.

Thanks for your response.

keithh Plus
11 23.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Dec 2013 7:25PM
Do what most people do with their drop-ins......drop them in the nearest drawer and forget about them.
mikehit Plus
5 7.5k 11 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 8:00PM
I thought the lens was set up so that the drop-in filter was needed for accurate focus?
keithh Plus
11 23.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
31 Dec 2013 8:56PM
Just an extra dust stopper. Most people, me included, would have a clear 'protection' filter in there and the box of filters that come with it, gets put to be side. But I've shot on many many occasions with no filter.
ARI 12 508 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 12:23PM
For what it is worth, I use the drop in filter, got it around 2001 for used with a 600f4. I use a standard Hoya 52mm multicoated UV (no such thing as pro slim line filters then) and never replaced it since. occasionally, a remove and dust. U must have the filter in place (gel or glass) as this can affect focussing issues and also prevents debris getting into the glass train through the slot. Imho you do not need a slimline glass. My old standard multi coated Hoya still soldiers on. Get what ever the equiv. of good multi coated.

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