Bronica 40mm PE Lens - Does it vignette with standard filters

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  1. andrew.roos

    andrew.roos Member

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    Does anyone know if a single standard filter like the B&W non-slim range will cause vignetting on the Bronica 40mm PE lens (62mm thread) ? In other words, do I need to use the more expensive slim filters with this lens?

    I've searched APUG but not found an answer.

    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
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    I've never seen any on my images.
    I just checked mine anyway by mounting a standard filter and looking at the corners on the ground glass with the lens stopped all the way down, then with it wide open and saw no evidence of vignetting. I then looked through the camera from the corners of the film plane with the lens open (of course) and saw no difference with the filter on or off. I next tried with two standard filters stacked and saw nothing on the ground glass, but looking through from the corners of the film plane could see a bit of the second filter.
    I think even a screw-in polarizer would still be thin enough.
     
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    Thanks lxdude, much appreciated! My 40/4 is on it's way.

    Andrew
     
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    I have the MC version and never experienced it. I use the 40mm more than any of my others as it is a very good lens.
     
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    Thanks Brian!