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    Default UV filters.

    I know this is probably a controversial topic but i brought myself a 24-105L yesterday and I'm thinking of getting a UV filter to protect it more than anything. Obviously i want to protect my shiny new glass without affecting image sharpness and quality and all that. Just wondering what brands you all suggest? Its a 77mm thread.


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    I have been using the B+W brand recently and am convinced of its quality- very sturdy (ring made of brass) and the glass lets in all the light it can instead of reflecting it back. I've just ordered a couple more.
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    Where abouts did you order them from? Thats really expensive but i guess i should probably invest.


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    i never use them. The hood provides enough protection for my needs. B+W are a good brand though.
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    What Adam said, although I do have a good quality CPL filter pretty much permanently fixed to my 17-40...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    The hood provides enough protection for my needs.
    Well I've heard the hood that comes with my lens is pretty good so that should be alright.
    Cheers guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duncanm View Post
    What Adam said, although I do have a good quality CPL filter pretty much permanently fixed to my 17-40...
    What Adam said, but as above some lenses do need a filter to be fully sealed, like the 17-40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReagenButler View Post
    Where abouts did you order them from? Thats really expensive but i guess i should probably invest.
    Hi I got them from B&H in the US. Recall they were about NZ$70 (before shipping costs) compared to around $150 here.
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    That sounds like me (being on a student budget). Ill get the lens couriered to me on monday and see what i think of just the hood for protection.
    Thanks heaps.


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    Good idea to get a filter if you want it weather sealed...doesn't mean you have to leave it on all the time...sometimes going to the beach on a windy day etc, sand and dust etc blows into your lens. B and W are really good.

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    Hoods give zero protection from sand, salt water, mud etc. Get a filter for those conditions.

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    Yep I agree, some conditions need protective filters if you are going to be rough with equipment, and some lenses need filters to be properly sealed (17-40l etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    Yep I agree, some conditions need protective filters if you are going to be rough with equipment, and some lenses need filters to be properly sealed (17-40l etc).
    I thought all Canon L lenses required a filter to complete the sealing?
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    Nope, the 70-200 doesnt, and all the big whites dont.
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    Heh...Imagine how much a screw in filter for a 800mm L would cost if they actually had them.
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    And they had threads..

    the km1 supertele's actually in effect had a built in filter, the last piece of glass was for protection, the new ones dont need it.
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    I have one on mine for a few reasons:
    1) Don't care about extreme optimal sharpness;
    2) Don't use a hood for street photography;
    3) I like flare;
    4) I shoot in bad conditions like rain a lot and like to wipe my lens all the time without worrying; but
    5)I still use a good filter. Just got a Hoya HD super-tough one after this...


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    Gee looks like you weren't being highly protective of your gear, never mind, eventually it happens to most of us.
    I use filters on my most used lens, but not on my specific for shots lens, figure the day to day lens needs it, but I am super careful when I drag a task specific lens out and don't need it.
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    When this topic came up a while ago I coped and pasted much of the information to my blog on cheap filters and image quality .
    I have filters on all of my lenses - just be aware that a bad filter can have an effect on the image quality .
    Shooting with Nikon D40 , D50 , 2 X D90 , 2X SB800 2 X SB24 1 X SB400 . Tarmon 17-50 F2.8 , Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Nikon 35mm F1.8 50mm F1.8 , 85mm F1.8 , 18-200VR , 18-105 VR , 70-200VR , Fuji F31fd .
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