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Good product but not compatible with Sony E-mount lens hoods
on 8 May 2012
I bought this to protect the front element of my Zeiss 24mm f1.8 E mount lens for the Sony NEX. While it fits the 49mm filter thread perfectly, I was unable to re-attach the lens hood as the filter mount is very slightly larger than the lens surround, preventing the hood from passing over it.
I swapped with the Hoya 49mm UV filter that I had on the kit 18-55mm lens and the hood fitted the 24mm lens fine but the 18-55mm hood no longer fitted with the B+W attached. Exactly the same issue with the Sony 55-210 lens: with the Hoya the hood could be attached but with the B+W it could not. I guess it could be forced but would likely damage the plastic lugs that allow the hoods to snap into place.
I've used B+W filters on other brand lenses (Canon EF) with no issues so the incompatibility is not universal but something to be aware of if you have a Sony NEX.