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Gear Talk => Lenses => Topic started by: funkxjyoo on February 01, 2013, 03:09:58 PM

Title: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: funkxjyoo on February 01, 2013, 03:09:58 PM
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?   
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Efka76 on February 01, 2013, 03:35:18 PM
On all my lenses i use Hoya HD UV filters. Very good quality.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: dave on February 01, 2013, 04:15:14 PM
I use the B+W MRC slim UV filter and find it works well. No IQ loss.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: bseitz234 on February 01, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
I mean, a good UV filter is a good UV filter, regardless of lens (except the UWA/slimline issue)... I use B+W MRC F-Mount on all my lenses, (not the XS mount slimline, which you could get but I doubt would be necessary at 24mm), and have never noticed any flare, mechanical vignetting, or degradation of image quality. They're not cheap, but if you're paying that $$ for a lens, I don't see the point in skimping on the filter.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: kubsztal on February 01, 2013, 04:53:48 PM
B+W XS-Pro. No vignetting when stacked with XS-Pro KSM C-POL on 17mm (EF-S 17-55).
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: smithy on February 01, 2013, 05:21:06 PM
I mean, a good UV filter is a good UV filter, regardless of lens (except the UWA/slimline issue)... I use B+W MRC F-Mount on all my lenses, (not the XS mount slimline, which you could get but I doubt would be necessary at 24mm), and have never noticed any flare, mechanical vignetting, or degradation of image quality. They're not cheap, but if you're paying that $$ for a lens, I don't see the point in skimping on the filter.
+1
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: KyleSTL on February 01, 2013, 05:37:24 PM
B+W XS-Pro MRC would be my choice.  The F-mount  would also be a good choice as would the Slim - with the caveat that Slim do not work with standard lens caps (only the slip-on cap that comes with them).  The F-mount and XS-Pro style filters work with standard caps since they have standard filter threads on the front. 
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: EvilTed on February 01, 2013, 06:28:06 PM
I don't use filters fro protection unless I'm in conditions where I need them (dust, dirt, sea spray).
I use the hood and always keep the lens cap on when not in use.

I used to use protective filters a lot but have since dispensed with them because they affect the contrast some.
Another layer of glass is going to have some negative effects, no matter how high the quality of the glass.

I would buy a clear filter for protection since digital cameras are not susceptible to UV.
Clear filters are generally cheaper too.

ET
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: SJ on February 01, 2013, 06:39:29 PM
Im using Carl Zeiss uv filter
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: funkxjyoo on February 01, 2013, 06:42:19 PM
thank you all for the comments!

for protection usage, is it better to just get a clear filter? instead of UV?   
(if so, can somebody recommend a good one? i'd appreciate it if you can provide links for the products.)

Thank you!


Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: SJ on February 01, 2013, 07:43:48 PM
Actually imho, filter is very useful for front element protection.. if not a pixel peeper I suggest u should get one.. b+w is very good but xpensive..

Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: HoneyBadger on February 01, 2013, 09:32:11 PM
I would go with a b+w as well. All the mount widths should be fine. The F-pro is cheapest and the XS-pro is the newest with nano tech coating to repel water better. Make sure to get a MRC (Multicoating).

If I were you I would buy:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html)

Since you are putting it on a 2000+ dollar lens, get a good filter. This is a clear filter and one of b+w bests with MRC, slim and nano. At 126, I find it a very acceptable price. I use this on my 16-35mm and I notice no vignetting so you definitely shouldn't get any.

BTW, you dont have to get a UV since you use a digital camera. Clear will work just as well.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Old Shooter on February 01, 2013, 11:42:29 PM
You can't go wrong with Heliopan or B+W...
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on February 01, 2013, 11:45:44 PM
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
You do not need any UV-filter, buy the new protections filter with better coating against flare

Mikael, can you point us toward a sample of the filter you have in mind?  Obviously, we do not need UV, but the plain filters I've seen were not multi coated, just glass.
Thanks1
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: infared on February 01, 2013, 11:56:01 PM
thank you all for the comments!

for protection usage, is it better to just get a clear filter? instead of UV?   
(if so, can somebody recommend a good one? i'd appreciate it if you can provide links for the products.)

Thank you!

My lens has this riding on it:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756819-REG/B_W_66_1066112_82mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html)
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Sony on February 01, 2013, 11:57:06 PM
I use Tiffen HT (high transmission) Super Clear filter (made in the USA) to protect the lens, cheaper than UV filter (we dont need UV filter in digital era). Keep it on when taking quick pics such as wedding or events. When taking slow pics with camera on tripod (landscape, ...), I take it off and, if in day time, put on Tiffen HT Polarizing filter.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 02, 2013, 12:46:02 AM
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
I've been using B+W MRC filters for all my lenses ... there might be other better UV filters ... but I trust B+W, especially the MRC filters and I have always recommend them to all my friends and colleagues.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 02, 2013, 01:00:23 AM
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
I've been using B+W MRC filters for all my lenses ... there might be other better UV filters ... but I trust B+W, especially the MRC filters and I have always recommend them to all my friends and colleagues.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132979-REG/B_W_66026943_82mm_UV_Haze_010.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132979-REG/B_W_66026943_82mm_UV_Haze_010.html)
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: spinworkxroy on February 02, 2013, 01:11:28 AM
You won't go wrong with b+w. I only use b+w because I once dropped my lens and if not for the filter I'd be buying a new lens instead..the filter broke into pieces but my lens front element was safe.
Yes, you don't need uv in the digital era..but mrc coating is useful.
Get the regular clear f-pro is enough.
I'm using xs-pro in all my lenses just because where I am, the price difference is a few bucks so might as well get the best
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 02, 2013, 01:46:35 AM
Can anybody with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens share what brand they use for UV filter?
I've been using B+W MRC filters for all my lenses ... there might be other better UV filters ... but I trust B+W, especially the MRC filters and I have always recommend them to all my friends and colleagues.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132979-REG/B_W_66026943_82mm_UV_Haze_010.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/132979-REG/B_W_66026943_82mm_UV_Haze_010.html)
You can also see the filter in one of the videos I've posted on Youtube here: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Lens Review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6XHTIEeOvs#ws) (at 3.15 mins into the video you can see the filter).
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Dylan777 on February 05, 2013, 09:33:14 AM
Your lens is coated with UV layer. I have B&W Clear Filter on my lenses:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475496-REG/B_W_66_1005754_82mm_007_Protection_Clear.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475496-REG/B_W_66_1005754_82mm_007_Protection_Clear.html)


Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: Razor2012 on February 05, 2013, 01:38:20 PM
I use the B+W XS-Pro Nano filters, have them on all my lenses.
Title: Re: what's the best UV filter for Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens?
Post by: neuroanatomist on February 05, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
Your lens is coated with UV layer. I have B&W Clear Filter on my lenses:

Practically speaking, for a dSLR there is no difference between a UV filter and a clear filter - my advice is to get whichever one is cheaper.  That does vary based on size, vendor, and geography.  For example, here are some prices from Amazon.com today:


So, if I wanted to purchase from Amazon.com, for a 24-70mm MkI which takes 77mm filters, I'd get the UV filter and save $42, and for a 24-70 MkII which takes 82mm filters, I'd get the Clear filter and save $127.