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Bay 60 adapter and lens hood


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Hi there,

I'm just about to receive my new 503cx in the mail, and I'm trying to get my accessories sorted out in the meantime. I gather that the CF 80mm has a bayonet filter fitting rather than the normal screw mount, and I have found some adapters available on eBay. Some are Bay 60 > 62mm, and some are Bay 60 > 67mm.

I was thinking that the 67mm would be more sensible to get, as in my experience it's a more common filter size, but it struck me that if I do that then lens hood may not fit. In fact, even the 62mm might obstruct it...

Can anyone tell me if this is the case? Can I use normal screw-in filters and the lens hood at the same time?

Get the Bay 60 to 67 mm adapter. In fact the diameter of bay 60 and 67 mm screw-in filters is the same. The Bay 60 lens shade will fit(at least mine does). Nevertheless I would recommend the use of Bay 60 filters which is far more cnvenient. I have the adapter only for use of very exotic filters.

Thanks Ulrich. I take your point about the convenience of using the correct filters in the first place. I only ask because if I can use screw-in ones, I can share filters between my DLSR and Hasselblad, which will save me a considerable amount of money.

So if I read your post correctly, a Bay 60 > 67mm filter can be used at the same time as the lens shade. Is that right?

Thanks for your help,