filter size???

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  1. cakerx

    cakerx TPF Noob!

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    I recently purchased a rather inexpensive wide angle lense on ebay(after buying it, I read something detailing how cheap wideangles with decent appetures aren't any good unless you get a real quality expensive one).

    I guess later on in life I shall get an expensive wide angle lense, but for now, I just need for figure out what size filters it uses, now the screw mount is quite a bit larger than the 52mm my 50mm, and 35-70mm uses, and still much bigger than my 135mm's 55mm ring.

    The lense in question is an vivitar 28mm f2.5 non-ai.

    Markings around the lense are "AUTO Vivitar WIDE-ANGLE 28mm 1:2.5 No.22205427"

    pictures by ****ty camera phone
    http://cakerx.tripod.com/misc/28mm-01.jpg
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    edit: its a for a nikon, if that helps?

    anyone know what size filters this thing needs??
     
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    There should be something on the front of the lens somewhere that has a number with a circle and a slash through it. That denotes the filter size.
     
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    Check the inside of the lens cap.
     
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    Or the back of the cap. If in doubt just pop along to your nearest shop and they'll tell you straight away. I did a quick search but couldn't find anything.
     
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    I have a Vivitar 28mm 2.5 screw mount. It has a lens hood attached to it (I believe it is permanently attached). Mine uses a 72mm filter.
     
  6. cakerx

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    very awesome of you! thanks, it should be the same


    I bought it with no lense cap, and there is no other markings than shown, off of ebay, and it apears to be in good condition.

    Also, I am not near any photography shops, so I was gonna get a filter and lense cap from B&H or someplace.

    again, thanks a dozen guys.
     

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