I'm using a step-up ring so that I only needed to buy one set of filters. I'm off to shoot a few pictures today, its sunny, and there is snow on the ground so I expect a lot of glare, so I put on my Kenko CPL filter. It is a 58mm, so I'm using a 52-58 step up ring, ... now I find none of my hoods will fit. (I only have three so there is not many to choose from).
My question: Are their hoods that fit over the lens when you have an over-sized filter on the front? I'd think it would need to be one that is flexible enough to mold to the shape of the front end of the lens.
I'm thinking better to use the polarizing filter than going with the hood and not using the filter.
These work, but have some downsides. They are somewhat more awkward to work with than a standard lens hood. They offer less physical protection. Finally, it often offers less shading than a modern "petal-style" hood.
"There is no real magic in photography, just the sloppy intersection of physics and art." — Kirk Tuck
I find it very difficult to adjust a CPL when using the factory petal hoods on my lenses, so I purchased cheap, screw-in rubber shades that fit my filters, and allow rotation of the filter (via the shade), using adapter rings where necessary. That solves the problem nicely.