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Is Slim Line Filter needed on AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR?

Renaissance Man

Laurel, US
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Renaissance Man Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2009
Mon 09-Sep-13 05:52 AM

I want to use a B+W protective filter on an AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens, usually mounted on a D4. Questions:
1) Is it necessary to use a Slim Line filter to use the lens at focal lengths less than 28mm so as not to introduce vignetting? I'd prefer a standard depth filter if it would not cause such trouble.
2) If a B+W Slim Line filter is mounted on the subject lens, can the NIKKOR lens hood supplied with the lens be used with the filter in place? (There is a caution stated by B&H for each of the following filters:
* B+W 77mm XS-Pro Clear MRC-Nano 007 Filter
* B+W 77mm Skylight KR-1.5 (1A) Slim Filter
The caution is:
Note: This filter ring's outside diameter is slightly larger than the actual thread size, and because of this you may be unable to attach the lens manufacturer's bayonet-mounted lens hood to the lens while using this filter. This is dependent on your specific lens and how thick the front rim of the lens is; with thinner, low-profile lenses usually being affected more.)
3) Would the Clear or the Skylight KR-1.5 (1A) be more appropriate for general outdoor use -- mostly people as the main subjects at Renaissance Fairs.

-- Tom