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62 size I am assuming that the 62 size will be perfect and it will leave the lens as close to the filter as possible? Is this what I should be shooting for? What if I want to add a macro or a wide-angle lens? Would I need any more adapters to attach another lens, or does it dpend on the lens?

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Re: 62 size

If you want to add other lenses, either macro, wide angle, telephoto or just filters, they go directly on the adapter. That's why the thread size (62mm) is important because that's the best fit for that adapter. If you get other sizes you can still use them with step rings but that adds to the expense and stepping down can cause vignetting. In case you were wondering, here is a link to the Phayee auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/... ...wItem&rd=1&item=3865219929&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

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