Nikon Lens/Filter/Cap Question

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    I'm getting ready to order a couple Nikon lenses and B+W UV filters to screw onto them. First question: what is the difference between the SLIM and the "regular" filters? and secondly: if I screw on one of these filters and leave it, does the original Nikon cover fit on correctly, or do you have to get a B+W cap? Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    teh nikon cap will be fine, the thin filters are exactly that, thin. The thin ones are for wide angle lenses to keep from vignetting. The normal ones are a normal ring thickness. If you bought a 12-24, get the thin one, if you bought like a 70-200, just do the normal one.
     
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    How about one for the 18-200...since it goes down to 18?
     
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    The slim filters usually have no front thread so you cannot screw another filter in front of it. Push-fit caps should be Ok with these but you won't be able to fit the ones that have two spring loaded sliding pieces that engage in a filter thread.
     
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    I don't think you need a slim for the 18-200
     
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    i have a normal filter on the 18-55 and theres no vignetting at 18mm
    so should be ok.
     

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